Demystifying Synthetic Organic Laboratory Techniques or 'Not Voodoo X.4'

For everything you ever need to know about synthetic organic chemistry practical advice and tips: http://chem.chem.rochester.edu/~nvd/?page=home

The site 'Not Voodoo X'  has just been updated http://www2.chem.rochester.edu/~nvd/new/index.php and the Purification section expanded with Distillation techniques http://www2.chem.rochester.edu/~nvd/new/pages/purification.php?page=purify_distillation and further updates will be added. The latest is ‘Flash Column Chromatography’ http://www2.chem.rochester.edu/~nvd/new/pages/chromatography.php?page=flash_column_tips
Please note: Further updates are being made daily and it's best practice to use the original link to see what changes have been made 
http://chem.chem.rochester.edu/~nvd/?page=home and the above 'Not Voodoo X.4' link is only a beta testing version before it's final release.

Another useful US-based Organic, Analytical and General Chemistry learning resource is Chemistry LibreTexts https://chem.libretexts.org/

Of course, don't forget the RSC's own LearnChemistry website http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry for excellent resources for learning and teaching.
The RSC interactive Periodic Table app can be accessed from http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table

The latest Synthetic Organic Chemistry iPhone/iPad app to be added is the well-known Organic Syntheses https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-syntheses/id1087152400?mt=8

 

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This is my list of iPhone (most iPad also) apps which I have installed on my iPhone and iPad mobile devices, most are free. I do not endorse any apps but Chemistry World, ChemSpider, and RSC Mobile (iOS 10.3.3 for latter) are notable.
I have recently added NMR Solvent Peaks to aid identification of 'unknown peaks'.
Furthermore, see http://molmatinf.com/products.html#valence for a range of 'Molecular Materials Informatics' related apps.
I have also added the USA EPA apps: CompTox Mobile https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/comptox-mobile/id1179517689?mt=8 and m/z EPA CompTox https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/m-z-epa-comptox/id1148436331?mt=8.
Also added is ChemTube3D https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemtube3d/id1291952162?mt=8.

Update: The very latest iPhone/iPad apps to be added are the well-known Organic Syntheses https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-syntheses/id1087152400?mt=8 and Isotope Browser by IAEA https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/isotope-browser/id943890538?mt=8

NMR Solvent Peaks https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nmr-solvent-peaks/id1293462223?mt=8

ACS Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/acs-mobile/id355382930?mt=8

C&EN Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/c-en-mobile/id451789640?mt=8 
 
Chemical Safety Data Sheets – ICSC http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemical-safety-data-sheets/id405208132?mt=8
 
Chemistry By Design https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-by-design-target-synthesis-database/id451791347?mt=8
 
Chemistry World http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-world/id491655965?mt=8
 
ChemSpider http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemspider/id458878661?mt=8
 
Isotope Browser https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/isotope-browser/id943890538?mt=8
 
Molecules http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/molecules/id284943090?mt=8
 
Organic Chemistry Essentials http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-chemistry-essentials/id390821660?mt=8
 
Reagents – Metamolecular http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reagents/id453336174?mt=8
 
RSC Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rsc-mobile/id459371444?mt=8
 
ReactionFlash http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reactionflash/id432080813?mt=8
 
At the first time of compiling this list and posting in 2012, and after later edits and additions, all the links to the apps were still valid. However, since then, some iPhone apps may no longer work (after iOS 12 updates) but will still work using iOS 10. My older iPad 4 still uses iOS 10.3.3 and all the iOS apps work there. If you use a Windows or Mac PC, or Android platform, please check and let me know of any problems with the links, or if any apps are no longer available, also of any appropriate new apps that can be added to the above list. There is still no MyRSC mobile app and so you can save a screen image from the link http://my.rsc.org/home and using Safari on iOS devices and adding the image to the screen of the iOS device. Thank you. more...
Posted by Robert Slinn on Apr 1, 2019 2:07 AM BST

A Comparison of iPhone/Pad (iOS) and Android Apps

This is a list of my current iOS Chemistry-related apps and their equivalent Android apps (where available). Unfortunately, some key apps are not available on Android.

ACS Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/acs-mobile/id355382930?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.acs.pubs.acsmobile&hl=en

C&EN Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/c-en-mobile/id451789640?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.acs.pubs.cen&hl=en

Chemical Safety Data Sheets – ICSC http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemical-safety-data-sheets/id405208132?mt=8  (iOS only) but WISER for Android is comparable
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser&hl=en
 
Chemistry By Design http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-by-design-learning/id451791347?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.edu.arizona.oia.sequence&hl=en

Chemistry World http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-world/id491655965?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsc.chemworldapp

ChemSpider http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemspider/id458878661?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mmi.android.chemspider&hl=en

Elemental http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/elemental/id518655328?mt=8
http://mobile.brothersoft.com/elemental-310306.html

Green Solvents (iOS) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-solvents/id446670983?mt=8 and Lab Solvents for Android is equivalent
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mmi.android.labsolvents&hl=en

iChartNuclides - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ichartnuclides/id463349995?mt=8 (iOS only)

iOrnament – The Art of Symmetry (iOS only) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iornament-the-art-of-symmetry/id534529876?mt=8

Molecules http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/molecules/id284943090?mt=8 (iOS only)
 
ODDT – Molecular Materials Informatics http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oddt/id517000016?mt=8 (iOS) but see Android link
http://www.scimobileapps.com/index.php?title=Open_Drug_Discovery_Teams

Organic Chemistry Essentials http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-chemistry-essentials/id390821660?mt=8 (iOS only)
 
Reagents – Metamolecular (iOS only) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reagents/id453336174?mt=8

RadDecay - https://itunes.apple.com/am/app/raddecay/id615099670?mt=8 (iOS only)
 
RSC Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rsc-mobile/id459371444?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsc.rscmobile

ReactionFlash http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reactionflash/id432080813?mt=8 (iOS only))
 
Sanros: Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis (iOS only) http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sanros-strategic-applications/id509585139?mt=8
 
ScienceAlert http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/sciencealert/id505305220?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cbt.alert.science&hl=en
 
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Posted by Robert Slinn on Mar 18, 2018 2:00 AM GMT

SPE method development interactive learning tool

I have added this link for a simple, structured approach to developing a reversed-phase Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) method, an interactive learning tool to evaluate different sets of conditions and see what effect they have on the resulting chromatogram:

http://www.chromacademy.com/chromatography-SPE-Meth-Dev.html
Posted by Robert Slinn on Jul 9, 2013 11:22 AM BST
This is an updated list of my current iOS Chemistry-related apps and their equivalent Android apps (where available). Unfortunately, some key apps are not available on Android.

ACS Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/acs-mobile/id355382930?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.acs.pubs.acsmobile&hl=en

C&EN Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/c-en-mobile/id451789640?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.acs.pubs.cen&hl=en

Chemical Safety Data Sheets – ICSC http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemical-safety-data-sheets/id405208132?mt=8  (iOS only) but WISER for Android is comparable
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser&hl=en
 
Chemistry By Design http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-by-design-learning/id451791347?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.edu.arizona.oia.sequence&hl=en

Chemistry World http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-world/id491655965?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsc.chemworldapp

ChemSpider http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemspider/id458878661?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mmi.android.chemspider&hl=en

Elemental http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/elemental/id518655328?mt=8
http://mobile.brothersoft.com/elemental-310306.html

Green Solvents (iOS) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-solvents/id446670983?mt=8 and Lab Solvents for Android is equivalent
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mmi.android.labsolvents&hl=en

iChartNuclides - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ichartnuclides/id463349995?mt=8 (iOS only)

iOrnament – The Art of Symmetry (iOS only) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iornament-the-art-of-symmetry/id534529876?mt=8

Molecules http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/molecules/id284943090?mt=8 (iOS only)
 
ODDT – Molecular Materials Informatics http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oddt/id517000016?mt=8 (iOS) but see Android link
http://www.scimobileapps.com/index.php?title=Open_Drug_Discovery_Teams

Organic Chemistry Essentials http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-chemistry-essentials/id390821660?mt=8 (iOS only)
 
Reagents – Metamolecular (iOS only) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reagents/id453336174?mt=8

RadDecay - https://itunes.apple.com/am/app/raddecay/id615099670?mt=8 (iOS only)
 
RSC Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rsc-mobile/id459371444?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsc.rscmobile

ReactionFlash http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reactionflash/id432080813?mt=8 (iOS only))
 
Sanros: Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis (iOS only) http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sanros-strategic-applications/id509585139?mt=8
 
ScienceAlert http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/sciencealert/id505305220?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cbt.alert.science&hl=en
Posted by Robert Slinn on May 24, 2013 4:52 PM BST
I wonder how many students have used, use, or wish to add useful mnemonics to remember topics in Chemistry, such as:

'OILRIG' in redox chemistry for Oxidation Is Loss, Reduction Is Gain of electrons.

'OMSGAPS' for the homologous dicarboxylic acids: Oxalic, Malonic, Succinic, Glutaric, Adipic, Pimelic, and Suberic acids.

'All Altruists Gladly Make Gum In Gallon Tanks' for the aldohexoses: Allose, Altrose, Glucose, Mannose, Gulose, Idose, Galactose, and Talose.

'Sober Physicists Don't Find Giraffes Hiding In Kitchens Like Mine' for spectroscopic and orbital notation: s, p, d, f, g, h, i

Of interest is Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain for the spectral colours red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

Any more ? more...
Posted by Robert Slinn on Feb 16, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
Elsewhere http://my.rsc.org/blogs/89/882 I have compiled a list of useful and relevant iPhone apps and now post a new app. The Green Solvents mobile app version of the guide for Apple devices covers 60 different solvents and is available online at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-solvents/id446670983?mt=8; (the Lab Solvents app for Android devices is available online at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mmi.android.labsolvents).
Posted by Robert Slinn on Jan 30, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
Posted by Robert Slinn on Jan 30, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
I am adding a new app to my existing list, Green Solvents

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-solvents/id446670983?mt=8

The new list is now below

ACS Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/acs-mobile/id355382930?mt=8
 
C&EN Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/c-en-mobile/id451789640?mt=8
 
Chemical Safety Data Sheets – ICSC http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemical-safety-data-sheets/id405208132?mt=8
 
Chemistry By Design http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-by-design-learning/id451791347?mt=8
 
Chemistry World http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-world/id491655965?mt=8
 
ChemSpider http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemspider/id458878661?mt=8

Elemental http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/elemental/id518655328?mt=8

Green Solvents
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-solvents/id446670983?mt=8
 
iOrnament – The Art of Symmetry http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iornament-the-art-of-symmetry/id534529876?mt=8
 
Molecules http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/molecules/id284943090?mt=8
 
ODDT – Molecular Materials Informatics http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oddt/id517000016?mt=8
 
Organic Chemistry Essentials http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-chemistry-essentials/id390821660?mt=8
 
Reagents – Metamolecular http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reagents/id453336174?mt=8
 
RSC Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rsc-mobile/id459371444?mt=8
 
ReactionFlash http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reactionflash/id432080813?mt=8
 
Sanros: Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sanros-strategic-applications/id509585139?mt=8
 
ScienceAlert http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/sciencealert/id505305220?mt=8
Posted by Robert Slinn on Nov 2, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
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