Howdy! This is a guide to chemical information available through Texas A&M University Libraries for your CHEM 228 Pet Molecule Project.
Please feel free to contact me if you need assistance finding chemical information for this project or any other. I'm over in the Chemistry Building a couple of days a week, but you can also email or call me too. My Chemistry Bldg office hours and contact information is on the right.
Additional chemical information sources can be found on the Chemistry Subject Guide.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
If you are new to a topic, a brief definition or encyclopedia article may be the place to start.
Handbooks are a great place for property data, constants, or related material. In the case of the Merck Index, it will often provide a sentence or two about the first synthesis or isolation.
There are a few books that discuss chemicals in consumer products or impact/importance to society. Maybe not so relevant to your current project, but they provide something interesting history and background on a number of chemicals.
Vanity, vitality, and virility the science behind the products you love to buy
You might check the Index of this book and see if your molecule is mentioned.
Chemistry Office Hours
Please feel free to contact me at any time via email, phone or in-person. In addition to Evans Library Room 111J, I can also be found in Chemistry Building Room 117 on the following days/times during the Fall and Spring semesters:
Thursday 10:00 am - Noon
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm