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Scholar from home you can go to the Chemistry Library
and click "How to access online resources from
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PIN (last 4 digits of your staff/student number) twice
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Merck Index 13th Edition
The Merck Index is a compilation of over 10,000
monographs describing significant chemicals, drugs,
and biological substances selected on the basis of
present or historic importance and interest. The latest
edition of the Merck Index is now available
online to the University of Toronto community.
There are over 25 ways a compound can be searched,
including under its monograph title, monograph number,
CAS registry number, manufacturer, therapeutic category,
non-medical uses, and its physical properties. You
also have the option of downloading the freely available
ChemDraw plug-in which allows you to search for your
compound by drawing the structure, substructure, or
similarity. Each monograph contains all the familiar
information of the print version of the Merck Index.
The online version also gives you the ability to
search for Organic Name Reaction by browsing an alphabetical
list, or doing a keyword search. There are 23 additional
tables available as PDF documents, such as the Chemical
Terms Translator, Code Letters, and a Glossary.
You can print each record, although emailing records
is not available at this time.
go to http://www.library.utoronto.ca/resources/index.html
enter Merck index
select "Starting with" radio button &
click Search button