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Catalysis & Chiral Technologies
Catalyst technology for asymmetric synthesis, coupling chemistry, or heterogeneous reactions. Providing catalysis expertise to the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and agrochemical industries.
Monthly technical update on catalysis products and services.
For nitric acid, cyanide, caprolactam and hydroxylamine manufacture.
Catalytic Reaction Guide
Comprehensive resource on key synthetic transformations that can be achieved using precious and base metal homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts.
Pt, Pd, Rh, Ir, Os and Ru salts and solutions.
Environmental Catalysts and Technologies
Autocatalysts, heavy-duty diesel and stationary source emission control.
Includes glass industry products, gauze, laboratory apparatus, crucibles, wire, tube and sheet products.
Membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs), anode and cathode catalysts, fuel processor (FP) reactors, fuel processor catalysts and coated components for the complete fuel cell system.
Complete range of complementing pgm technologies for glass manufacturers.
Global Emissions Management
Publication from Environmental Catalysts and Technologies.
Platinum and precious metal labware for crystal growth and analytical applications.
Includes fine wire and micro-machined parts.
Metal Joining Products
Palladium brazing alloys.
A precious metals refining service.
Palladium Jewellery Technical Manual
“Palladium – An Introduction”.
Create and download price charts and price data tables.
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products for the oncology, anticancer and associated markets. Cisplatin, carboplatin.
Platinum Jewellery Technical Manual
“An Introduction to Platinum”.
Platinum Metals Products
Noble Metals website for metals information.
Precious Metal Inks
Platinum and gold inks in matt or bright finishes.
Precious Metal Plating
Pt, Pd, Rh, Ir and Ru plating salts.
Catalysts and absorbents for process technologies.
Fine chemicals, metals, and materials.
Acronyms and abbreviations.
Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and much more.
IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Technology
Definitive guide to chemical terminology. Informally known as the Gold Book.
OneLook Dictionary Search
A guide to organometallic chemistry.
Encyclopedia of graphic symbols.
The free encyclopedia.
Health and Safety
Alfa Aesar MSDS Search
Search for a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
This database allows users to search the NLM ChemIDplus database of chemicals. A user may enter compound identifiers such as Chemical Name, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula, Classification Code, Locator Code, and Structure or Substructure. New searchable features include search and display by Toxicity indicators such as Median Lethal Dose (LD50), by Physical/Chemical Properties such as LogP, and by Molecular Weight.
Health and Safety Executive
Britain’s Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain.
Offers quick and easy electronic access to thousands of searchable full-text documents on chemical risks and the sound management of chemicals.
Chemical Industries Association: Service Network.
Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH)
EU regulatory framework.
Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Where to find MSDS on the Internet
Other MSDSs can be found at:
On This Day in Chemistry | RSC
Please select a category or link from the list below.
International Platinum Group Metals Association
See Platinum Group Metals: Platinum; Palladium; Rhodium; Iridium; Ruthenium; Osmium.
Platinum Guild International:
- Platinum History
- Includes: Platinum, an Ancient Lost Treasure; Egyptian Burial; Pre-Incan Adornments; Confused Conquistadores; Alchemy; The Metal of Kings; Papal Chalice; The Metric System; Major Discoveries; Fabergé Famous Eggs; Palatial Platinum Room; Cartier; The Titanic; A Major Discovery; British Royals; World War II.
- Platinum History
Döbereiner, Johann Wolfgang
Sir William Grove
Father of the Fuel Cell.
Gas-Phase Catalysis by Platinum-Group Metals–Past, Present, and Future
Stan Golunski, JOM, October, 2001, Volume 53, Number 10, Pages 22–24
Paul Sabatier – Nobel Lecture
The Method of Direct Hydrogenation by Catalysis.
Wilhelm Ostwald – Nobel Lecture
Coins & Medals of Imperial Russia: Nicholas I
National Numismatic Collection (NNC)
Russian Coins and Medals
The Willis H. duPont – Georgii Mikhailovich Collection
Collecting the History of Fuel Cells
A Smithsonian project to gather historical materials pertaining to the history of fuel cells.
What is the History of Weighing?
From the National Physical Laboratory, U.K.
- Unit of Length (meter)
Historical context of the SI.
- Unit of Mass (kilogram)
Historical context of the SI.
Mike Ware’s Alternative Photography
Platinum and palladium printing.
Fuel Cell Today
Fuel Cell Today provides market based intelligence on the global fuel cell industry, including analyst views, surveys, news, events and company information.
Platinum Today: Applications: New application developments in PGMs
Monthly roundups covering news of scientific developments that may lead to new pgm applications are listed here.
The British Library
The world’s largest patent collection.
- The British Library’s Business & IP Centre
Helping you exploit the world’s greatest patent resources.
- British Library Experts
Find pages written by British Library experts on patents.
CIPO-OPIC, Canadian Intellectual Property Office – Office de la propriété intellectuelle
- Canadian Patent Database
Search options: Basic; Number; Boolean; Advanced.
Delphion Intellectual Property Network (From Thomson Reuters)
Premier site for searching, viewing, and analysing patent collections worldwide.
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA)
German Patent and Trade Mark Office.
DOE Patents Database
The U.S. Department of Energy’s central collection of patent information.
Use the Espacenet network to search:
Patent applications in their original language from The European Patent Office and The World Intellectual Property Organization (PCT)
Patent applications with an English abstract and title from Worldwide and Japan
The national patent offices of the member states act as service providers and offer users access via home pages hosted by them. In this way the pages can be customised to meet national requirements vis-à-vis language, links to other pages and help functions.
European Patent Office
Official website of the European Patent Office (EPO), the executive body of the European Patent Organisation.
European Publication Server
Published patent applications.
Patent searching and inventing resources.
Fuel Cell Today: Patent Review
Fuel Cell Today publishes a review of the latest developments in fuel cell and related patents worldwide. Covering the main geographical markets, including Europe, North America and Asia; and focusing on various fuel cell technologies and applications, the Patent Quarterly Review gives a reliable insight into fuel cell R&D worldwide.
IFI Claims Patent Services
Reliable, text-searchable, and value-added databases of U.S. patents.
Indian Patent Information Retrieval System
Gateway to search Indian patent applications.
Federal government agency that grants rights in patents, trademarks and designs.
Japan Patent Office
- Searching PAJ
KIPRIS (Korea Industrial Property Rights Information Service)
Entire Korean industrial property rights information since 1948.
KnowledgeLink Newsletter (From Thomson Reuters)
Articles on information topics in business, industry and academia.
LexisNexis, Intellectual Property Solutions
“Properly obtain and protect intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, with technology that’s innovative, integrated with the way you work, and designed to help you make better business decisions.”
MicroPatent (From Thomson Reuters)
Patent and trademark provider including electronic downloads, faxes and electronic research systems.
CAMBIA’s initiative for increasing patent transparency.
- Patent Lens – Free Full-Text Patent Search
A fully text-searchable patents (PCT, US and EPO) database.
“Cutting-edge ranking algorithms for patents, export to spreadsheet, PDF, search for classes, inventors, patent family, patent cart.”
PATMG, Patent and Trade Mark Group
Special Interest Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China.
Powerful gateway for chemical patent search. It offers unprecedented coverage, turnaround times and data access. Users can perform structure and keyword search.
Global technology outreach organisation, dedicated to locating the world’s most promising IP and start-up companies across all industries and technology focus areas.
Thomson Reuters, Scientific
Value-added patent databases for patent searches, competitor intelligence, research and development, and intellectual property protection.
- Patent ProfilesNet
“Allows quick and direct access to current awareness profiles which summarise key developments in your area of interest.”
TotalPatent™ (From LexisNexis)
A patent research, retrieval and analysis solution
UK Intellectual Property Office
Official government body responsible for granting intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Online business systems to search existing patents and trademarks, order copies, apply for patents, register trademarks, pay fees and monitor progress.
A free public resource which provides a one-stop gateway to WIPO’s global collections of searchable IP data. It aims to facilitate universal access to IP information.
The global online marketplace that enables interactive technology and intellectual property transfer between corporations, academic institutions, national laboratories, technology brokers and individual inventors.
Properties: Chemical, Physical
chemistry in its element
“Chemistry World takes a whirlwind tour of the Periodic Table: each week a leading scientist or author tells the story behind a different element.”
“The most comprehensive and reliable source of scientific and engineering information online. Engineers and scientists will be able to find technical information, data and analysis tools needed to answer questions, solve problems and spur productivity. The reference books currently available include: Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Handbook of Chemical Vapor Deposition, Engineering Documentation Control Handbook, Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition, Handbook of Deposition Technologies for Films/Coatings, and Perry’s Deluxe.”
Material Data Network
Materials information on the web, from Granta Design Ltd.
Searchable database of material data sheets.
MatWeb Metal and Alloy Composition Search
Platinum: e.g. Electrical Properties, Mechanical Properties, Optical Properties, Physical Properties, Thermal Properties.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a federal technology agency that develops and promotes measurement, standards, and technology.
NIST Chemistry WebBook
Provides chemical and physical property data on over 40,000 compounds.
e.g. platinum: phase change data; reaction thermochemistry data; gas phase ion energetics data; ion clustering data; gas phase kinetics (on kinetics web site).
NIST Elemental Data Index
Provides access to the holdings of NIST Physics Laboratory online data organised by element.
e.g. platinum: atomic spectroscopic data; x-ray and gamma ray data; radiation dosimetry data; nuclear physics data; condensed matter physics data.
NIST Physical Reference Data
The Periodic Table of Videos
From the University of Nottingham, U.K.
International journal Rhodium Express published between 1993 to 1996 (17 issues in total), which drew papers on rhodium complexes from around the world.
Physical and chemical data in materials science.
Chemistry’s periodic table (periodic chart) of the elements on the WWW.
e.g. platinum, www.webelements.com/platinum/index.html
Scientific research and author locations globally.
Catalyst R&D in Europe
R&D groups working on catalysis.
The directory of chemistry on the WWW.
The ACS Directory of Graduate Education (DGR) is the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in the U.S. and Canada.
EPSRC Grants on the Web
‘Current Grant Portfolio’: where you can browse or search the EPSRC portfolio of current research grants.
Highly Cited Research – Research Analytics – Thomson Reuters
This Highly Cited Research resource captured the people behind the most influential publications in broad subject categories in life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences based on citation metrics.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
International organisation dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations.
British Library Direct
Browsys Search Assistant is a handy web search tool, allowing quick access to multiple search services and online content providers from one single page.
For scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.
Knowledge-based search engine for biomedical texts. It allows users to identify experts in the biomedical field
Comparison search engine with categories.
Search for English citations and abstracts for articles published in Japan.
Microsoft Academic Search
Free academic search engine.
Mining research library.
Searches science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy.
For scientific searching.
For scientific information.
Helps you find engineering, mathematics and computing information.
Global science gateway: accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases.
Business to business search engine.