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Writers' Resource:

 This page contains links to resources available online for chemistry writers / authors . There may be some resources which requires paid subscription. 

If you are aware of some other resource or have some updated knowledge of following, Please email me

Chemistry Dictionaries:

Chemistry Dictionary

A spell check file for technical chemistry words that always appear misspelled even though they aren't.

Style Guides / Help Manuals

  1. ACS style guide  Short Summary
  2. MDPI Reference style. 
  3. The Chemistry Style Manual  
  4. Writing Guide for Chemistry
  5. Style Guide for Chemistry Reports
  6. Guide to Poster Presentations    
  7. Powerpoint  Slide Show on presenting a poster

Hand Books and Compendiums  

  1. Compendium on Analytical Nomenclature (The OrangeBook)
  2. Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry (The Green Book)
  3. IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology The Gold Book  [PDF]
  4. Principles of Chemical Nomenclature     IUPAC Nomenclature
  5. Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry 
  6. Preferred names in the nomenclature of organic compounds    Pdf
  7. Official corrigendum to the 1993 recommendations


3.      Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology, 2nd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2007) , Duffus, J.H., Nordberg, M. and Templeton, D.M. (2007) Pure Appl. Chem.79 (7) 1153-1344

4.      Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicokinetics (IUPAC Recommendations 2003), Nordberg, M., Duffus, J.H. and Templeton, D.M., (2004)  Pure Appl. Chem. 76, (5) 1033–1082

5.      IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology - the Gold Book

6.      Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry, 2nd Edition; Mills, I., Cvitas, T., Homan, K., Kallay, N. and Kuchitsu, K. (1993), IUPAC Physical Chemistry Division, Blackwell Science

Now superseded by the 3rd Edition (2007)

7.      SI Brochure

8.      Useful Conversions, Lex Consulting Services, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Journal Abbreviations 
  3. Chemistry Journal Links  
  4. Web of Science List: Abbreviations
  5. CAplus Core Journals: Abbreviations
  6. Biological Journals and Abbreviations

Word Processor Plugins: Chemistry

Every chemist willing to use Linux inevitably faces one serious problem: chemical diagrams cannot be inserted into the text in editable way they are used to use in MS Windows.

CLC09 quick_formule 

OOBasic extension to quickly make formulas in Writer.

Write a line of text using some rules and one click gives you :
- an OOFormula for chemistry or physics equation
- an OODrawing for chemical formula.
Examples and rules in a writer document (French, English, Spanish, Italian, German).
Thanks to A.J. Barbadillo Marán for Spanish translation and help in improvements.

Adds superscript and subscript formatting to chemical formulas in Writer documents.  You type SO42- and the macro lowers the 4 and raises the 2

Deutsches Fachspezifisches Ergänzungswörterbuch German Specialist Supplemental Dictionary

Das Deutsche Fachspezifische Ergänzungswörterbuch (DFEW) enthält ca. 81.000 Fachbegriffe aus Mathematik, Physik, Chemie, Life Sciences, IT, Technik, Industrie, Geowissenschaften usw. Derzeitige Schwerpunkte sind Mathematik und Physik.

Community Resources:

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