Merck Index Online

This title cannot be accessed from the five Infostations within the Norris Medical Library.

The Merck Index* Online offers the same highly authoritative information as the print edition in a convenient and easily searchable full text database. It contains over 11,500 monographs – including historic records not available in the print edition.

The Merck Index* Online will be updated regularly with accurate information curated by experts.

Users can perform simple searches on a number of different properties and fields, construct complex multi-parameter searches, and search by chemical structure to discover:

Substance monographs

  • Names, synonyms and tradenames
  • Chemical structures
  • Physical properties (e.g. mp, bp, density)
  • Applications and usage
  • Bioactivity data
  • Literature references
Named reactions
  • Searchable collection of over 500 organic named reactions
  • Overview of each reaction with an idealised scheme and key references
Reference tables
  • Common abbreviations
  • Conversions
  • Glossaries
  • Human and veterinary drugs
  • Biotech drugs and monoclonal antibodies
  • Substances used for medical imaging
  • Biologicals and natural products
  • Plant and herbal medicines
  • Nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals
  • Laboratory reagents and catalysts
  • Dyes, colour and indicators
  • Environmentally significant substances
  • Food additives and nutritional supplements
  • Flavours and fragrances
  • Agricultural chemicals, pesticides and herbicides
  • Industrial and specialty chemicals
  • Chemists, biochemists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, medical researchers, students, teachers, academic libraries, academic researchers, information professionals, solicitors, journalists and government agencies.

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