The RSC's online databases provide rapid, cost-effective access to developments in key areas of chemical research.  


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Analytical Abstracts

For coverage of the latest techniques and applications. The premier current awareness and information retrieval service tailored to analytical scientists.

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Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions - discontinued

Visual presentation of new developments in catalysis research. Around 200 graphical abstracts added every month, indexed by reaction and catalytic method.

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Chemical Hazards in Industry

Health and safety issues surrounding chemicals encountered in the chemical and related industries.

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Search 28 million chemical structures and their properties, patents, publications and more.

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ChemSpider Synthetic Pages

A freely available interactive database of synthetic chemistry. ChemSpider SyntheticPages encourages submissions from graduate students, postdocs, industrialists and academics.

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Chromatography Abstracts - discontinued

This database covered recent advances in all aspects of chromatography and separation science.

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Laboratory Hazards Bulletin

Comprehensive coverage of hazards encountered by laboratory workers. Includes waste management, occupational monitoring and legislation.



MarinLit is a database dedicated to marine natural products (MNP) research.

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Methods in Organic Synthesis - discontinued

Graphical abstracts of the most important current developments and new synthetic advances, including reaction schemes. Entries are indexed by Reaction, Reactant and Reagent.

Natural Product Updates

Natural Product Updates

Alerting natural product scientists to the latest developments. Now structure-searchable through ChemSpider!

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National Chemical Database Service

The Royal Society of Chemistry will be operating the EPSRC National Chemical Database Service from 2013-2017


Synthetic Reaction Updates

A literature updating service keeping you up to date with recent developments in synthetic organic chemistry

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The Merck Index* Online

The most authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals, exclusive to the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Merck Index

*The name THE MERCK INDEX is owned by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J., U.S.A., and is licensed to The Royal Society of Chemistry for use in the U.S.A. and Canada.