The following books were recommended by members of the Department of Chemistry and are now available to borrow.
If you are a member of the Department of Chemistry and would like to recommend anything, whether it is an online journal, a book, an ebook, or a database, please see our guidance here. Recommendations are always welcome.
CREIGHTON: The physical and chemical basis of molecular biology. Helvetian Press, 2011
NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis: targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 1996
NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis II: more targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 2003
NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis III: further targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 2011
RANU: Ball milling towards green synthesis. RSC, 2015
CREIGHTON: Biophysical chemistry of nucleic acids and proteins. Helvetian Press, 2010
SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database for identifying materials properties and covers data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields.
SpringerMaterials research benefits:
- A single platform covering curated data from all major topics in materials science, chemistry, physics and engineering
- Take advantage of specialized integrated features to analyze, manipulate, and visualize different data types
- Save time with multiple search methods and advanced result refining options
- Export data in multiple formats for further use in other software/applications
The University has arranged trial access to SpringerMaterials from 5th April until 2nd May, during which time you will be able to access the complete database. Details of how to access the database will be circulated on 5th April.
A webinar* demonstrating the database will take place on 5th April between 14:30 and 15:15. You can attend this remotely or view it in the Todd-Hamied Room, Department of Chemistry. If you are not able to attend on the day, the webinar will be available throughout the trial period, but we would strongly recommend that you attend on the day as it will highlight the most relevant and useful features and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Please register your attendance at the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3688859693808838915
Please let us know that you want to attend the webinar in person here: https://doodle.com/poll/mux298zu2c4w3tc3
Do you know about or already use the National Chemical Database Service (NCDS)?
It is an EPSRC-funded service provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry to all students and other members of UK academic institutions. It brings together tools and resources for UK researchers in chemistry and related fields.
All web-based services are freely accessible from any UK academic network. These include:
- ACD/I-Lab – an online tool which features predictions and databases of physicochemical properties and NMR spectral information.an online tool which features predictions and databases of physicochemical properties and NMR spectral information.
- Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) – a database of commercially available chemicals that can be searched by structure.
- Chemicalize – a public web resource which identifies chemical structures in webpages and other text using ChemAxon’s Name to Structure parsing.
- ChemSpider – a free chemical structure database providing access to over 28 million structures, properties and associated information from more than 400 data sources.
- Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) – a collection of over 600,000 small-molecule organic and organometallic crystal structures that can be visualised and downloaded.
- CrystalWorks – provides access to the wide range of crystallographic structural data made available by the Chemical Database Service.
- DETHERM -one of the world’s largest thermophysical databases and contains data for 4,200,000 data sets, 129,500 mixtures, and 38,850 pure compounds.
- Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) – the world’s largest database for fully identified inorganic crystal structures.
- SPRESIweb – allows users to search 5.52 million molecules and 4.26 million reactions, extracted from 675,000 references and 164,000 patents covering the years 1974 – 2011.
Find more information about these resources here.
Help to demonstrate the scientific impact of the NCDS
The NCDS needs your help:
The National Chemical Database Service is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council on the basis that it meets a community need: access to specialist databases that enable research in chemistry and related fields. As part of EPSRC’s routine review of mid-range facility provision, we are preparing an application (called a Statement of Need) to justify continued support of the NCDS after 2017. While we will collate the application on behalf of our Advisory Board, it represents the views and needs of the UK scientific community, so your input is vital to its success. You can help us ensure that all of UK academia retains access to the NCDS resources in the following ways:
Please see the post on the Chemical Database Service Blog here.
Downtime of the Soulsby Data Centre, West Cambridge, for essential electrical work this coming weekend – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2016 – means that all online library services will be unavailable during the period of downtime.
This includes the library catalogues (LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+) and the University Library website, so it will not be possible to access ebooks, ejournals, or databases via that route.
However, access (including off-campus) to online resources will be available directly from those publisher websites that offer ‘Shibboleth’ or ‘Institutional login’ options (look for the ‘Login’ or ‘Institutional login’, ‘Federated Login’, or even ‘Your Account’ or ‘Sign in’ links):
- If you are asked for a Region or Group, please select ‘UK Access Management Federation’/’UK Federation’.
- When asked for your Institution, please select ‘University of Cambridge’.
- You should then be taken to the Raven login page.
(Note regarding SciFinder: please login as if you are off-campus).
Manual borrowing and return of books will be possible in the Chemistry Library; instructions are available next to the machine.
We apologise for the inconvenience.