Chemical Name: Chemicals can have dozens of synonyms. Common types of chemical names include:
- Common name
- Trade name
e.g. 2-(4-isobutylphenyl)propanoic acid
- Other synonyms
Molecular Formula: Be careful using molecular formula to search; many substances have the same molecular formula.
CAS Registry Number: CAS Registry Numbers are unique chemical identifiers. CAS Numbers are proprietary identifiers maintained by Chemical Abstact Services (CAS), makers of SciFinder. Many chemistry databases make use of CAS Numbers.
Wikipedia/Common Chemistry: This Wikipedia/CAS collaboration is handy for finding identifiers for common chemicals.
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American Chemical Society (ACS) Style
ACS Style is commonly used by chemists. It is the style used by the Journal of the American Chemical Society.