Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms, Electronic Edition

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The goal of this software product is to reduce the inordinate amount of time spent on identifying a chemical by one of its many common names, its synonyms, or CAS number. Contains 25,000 chemicals and 150,000 synonyms with full text search and dynamic indexes for instantly locating chemicals by generic name, synonym, trade name, CAS number, SMILES formula, and chemical formula.

Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms Electronic Edition will be of special interest to:
Chemists - Chemical Engineers - Chemical Formulators - Plant Managers - Government Regulators - Safety Officers - Market Researchers - Environmental Engineers - Patent & Trademark Specialists - Purchasing Agents - Chemical Brokers - Industrial & Technical Libraries - Consultants - Students

New revised edition contains:
More than 4000 new chemicals
More than 20,000 new synonyms
More than 25,000 chemicals
More than 150,000 synonyms

Instantly locate chemicals by:
Full-text Search
Browseable Keyword indexes BY:
Names or Synonyms
CAS Registry Numbers
SMILES notation

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PART I—CAS-Registry-Number-Ordered Base Records
Basic individual chemical records that are ordered by CAS Registry Number and contain the chemical formula, molecular weight, the SMILES (Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry System) chemical structure notation [7] when available, a preferred name (usually the 9th Collective Index [9CI] or common name), and a list of chemical synonyms in alphabetical order. (Please note that all lengthy fields, such as a base record with many synonyms are presented in two-columns. For easier reading in a computer environment, sort order is ROW MAJOR, i.e., sorted items read from left to right and then down to the next line.)

This is the primary section in the software version since the Keyword Indexes and/or Search will automatically direct you to the correct base record if, for example, a synonym, molecular or SMILES formula, or CAS number is entered.

Software features:
Full-text Search with Boolean operator support
Keyword Indexes: Comprehensive Index, Chemical Synonyms Index, CAS Registry Index, Chemical Formula Index, SMILES Formula Index
Click and Go Table of Contents: Left Pane Explorer-like icons enable you to instantly go to an section of this Title or any other installed Synapse Chemlib product

PART II—Chemical Synonym Index
An index of over 150,000 chemical synonyms arranged in alphabetical order that indicate the corresponding CAS Registry Number.
The pages of this section are maintained for your browsing and printing needs. All of the CAS-number references have been converted to hypertext to facilitate jumps to the appropriate base records. Either the Comprehensive or Chemical Synonyms keyword indexes replace the original function provided by this section.

Software features:
Full-text Search with Boolean operator support
Keyword Indexes: Pages: Chemical Synonym Index
Hyperlinking: Chemicals to Base-Record Entry in Part I

Part III—Chemical Formula Index
An index of chemical formulas ordered by the Hill system (number of carbons, number of hydrogens and then alphabetical by element) that also indicates the corresponding CAS Registry Numbers.
The pages of this section are maintained for your browsing and printing needs. All of the CAS-number references have been converted to hypertext to facilitate jumps to appropriate base records. Either the Comprehensive or Chemical Formula keyword indexes replace the original function provided by this section.

Software features:
Full-text Search with Boolean operator support
Keyword Indexes: Pages: Chemical Formula Index
Hyperlinking: Formulas to Base-Record Entry in Part

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Many scientists and engineers who work with chemicals spend an inordinate amount of time using a chemical name to identify a more appropriate chemical name, the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry Number, and/or the chemical structure. Often an individual will start out with a trade name that provides no insight into the chemical identity. One of our colleagues once told us that identifying a chemical often took him four to eight hours. The goal of this book is to make these lookup tasks cost nothing (other than the cost of this CD-ROM) and take a reasonable amount of time for 95% of the chemicals that most individuals will need. For the remaining chemicals, investigators will have to use the traditional on-line sources, such as CAS On-line's Registry File [1] (>18,000,000 chemicals), the Chemical Information System's SANSS file [2] (350,000 chemicals), or the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) ChemID files (over 180,000 chemicals) [3], and pay the on-line fees.

In order to achieve this goal, a limited number of significant chemicals (approximately 25,000 chemicals with approximately 122,000 synonyms) were selected which would allow this database to be a reasonable size, but cover most chemicals that would be of interest. Critical to this goal was the selection of the lists of chemicals. We were particularly fortunate in that we are project directors for two databases developed for the U.S. EPA, the Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions (TSCATS) database [4] and the Environmental Fate Data Base (EFDB) [5], and have developed criteria and support documents for thousands of chemicals for industry and federal agency sponsors. TSCATS contains approximately 8,100 chemicals for which the U.S. industry has submitted test data to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EFDB contains approximately 23,000 chemicals that have environmental degradation and transport data and/or have been monitored in food, the workplace, effluents, or the environment. These two files served as the base list of chemicals and the following lists were added to assure that all significant chemicals would be included:

- A list of approximately 12,371 chemicals in the Chemical Update System for production year 1985, 1990, and 1994. This contains organic chemicals whose site production exceeds 10,000 lbs/year.

- A list of approximately 5,000 chemicals from the FATE/EXPOS file [5]. This file contains chemicals that have been monitored in the environment and/or are produced at over 100,000 lbs/year in 1977, the initial year of the TSCA Inventory.

- The SUPERLIST from the ChemID file of the NLM which contains 5,600 chemicals on "16 lists relevant to SARA Title III, FIFRA, Department of Transportation, Interagency Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), National Toxicology Program, OSHA, and some of states" [6]. This includes all the chemicals that are in the U.S. EPA's "List of Lists."

- A list of approximately 4,200 chemicals in the Hazardous Substances Data Bank from the NLM.

This CD-ROM has the three main sections from the original book version of Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms with the addition of seven browsable keyword indexes, and full-text search, for immediate data access

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