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Provides a critical review of synthetic methodology developed to-date in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. Includes:
Houben-Weyl archive: published between 1909 and 2003, Houbey-Weyl provides access to 146,000 product specific experimental procedures, 580,000 structures, and 700,000 references. Documents are available in .pdf, with searchable tables of contents.
Science of Synthesis Knowledge Updates: From 2010 onward, Science of Synthesis is updated quarterly. The goal is to provide a continuous review of the field of synthetic organic chemistry, with an eye toward evaluating and analyzing significant new developments in synthetic methods.
Science of Synthesis Reference Library: The Reference Library comprises volumes covering special topics of organic chemistry with six main classifications: 1) classical, 2) advances, 3) transformations, 4) applications, 5) structures, and 6) techniques. To view Reference Library content in the Science of Synthesis database, click on the "Explore Contents" tab.