Organic Chemistry is the branch of chemistry in which covalent carbon compounds and their reactions are studied. A wide variety of classes of compounds such as vitamins, drugs, natural and synthetic fibers, as well as carbohydrates, peptides, and fats consist of organic molecules. Organic chemists determine the structures of organic molecules, study their various reactions, and develop procedures for the synthesis of organic substances.
The HTML reproduction of the IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. You can search the database or choose a subject for recommendations on the proper naming of organic compounds.
MolData - Organic Chemistry
This page contains links to all sorts of useful web pages for students of organic chemistry. This is a great place to start your search for online resources to help you in organic chemistry.
OCHeM.com is designed to provide additional resources for students enrolled in organic chemistry. From the star student to the struggling sophomore, online help is just a click away.
Organic Chemistry Portal
The Organic Chemistry Portal, maintained by Reto Mueller of Liestal, Switzerland, provides a wide array of information on organic compounds. Free tools predict NMR chemical shifts and logP.
Organic Chemistry Practice Problems
This absolutely beautiful introduction to organic chemistry by Bill Reusch at Michigan State University is a MUST SEE, MUST DO. It includes very well organized discussions, quizzes, and visualizations of all of the important topics in introductory organic chemistry.
Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide is an intuitive reference guide for synthetic organic chemists. The site is structured around the daily tasks an organic chemist has to perform. The "Bench" section provides information on solvents, synthetic techniques, and methods of purification. This comprehensive Web site is worth checking when you are looking for information on the Web.
Organic Compounds Database
Database of 2500 organic compounds, searchable by melting/boiling points, nD20, element counts, UV and MS peaks, etc. Intended to assist undergraduates in organic labs identifying unknown compounds.
Organic Syntheses presents to the organic chemistry community detailed experimental methods in a standard format for the synthesis of organic compounds in its annual publications and on its free website.
OrgList is a discussion forum dedicated to organic chemistry. It was founded in 1997 and implemented as a free Internet mailing list. Anyone can subscribe to the list and only the members have the privilege to post (email) messages to the forum. Every message is immediately distributed by email through all the members. OrgList is in fact a virtual community of organic chemists where many interesting problems and questions have been raised and where practicing chemists have found help for their work.
Synthetic Pages is a free database of practical procedures for research workers in synthetic chemistry. On the site are published practical and reliable organic, organometallic and inorganic chemical synthesis, reactions and procedures deposited by synthetic chemists. Synthetic methods on the site are updated continuously by chemists working in academic and industrial research laboratories.
See also: Journal of Tetrahedron - starting points for locating synthesis references and properties information.