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CHEM 262L -Laboratory in Organic Chemistry: Home

About This Guide

This guide will help you find library resources for your chemistry laboratory course including:
  • ChemDraw
  • NMR Spectra Sources
  • Chemical Information Sources
  • Laboratory Safety Information
  • Careers in Chemistry
  • 12 Principles of Green Chemistry

NMR Spectra Source

To find the NMR spectra of an unknown substance use either

For more information on spectroscopy and NMR spectra see this subject research guide "Spectroscopy - NMR."

Chemical Information Sources

To find the CAS number of a molecule, look it up in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics:

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Careers in Chemistry

Writing and Citing

UNC Writing Center


  • How to write an outline (video)

  • Why and how to create an outline (Purdue OWL)


Researching in the Sciences (videos)

Author's Guide for submitting an article to the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry

MLA Formatting and Style Guide (online)

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To request access to ChemDraw, go to the following site, login with your onyen and password, and follow the instructions. You will receive an access code via email to permit you to use the program.

Chem Draw is also available on the public computers in the Kenan Science Library and through the ITS Virtual Lab.

12 Principles of Green Chemistry

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  1. Prevent waste
  2. Atom economy
  3. Less hazardous synthesis
  4. Design safer chemicals
  5. Safer solvents and auxiliaries
  6. Design for energy efficiency
  7. Use of renewable feedstocks
  8. Reduce derivatives
  9. Catalysis (vs. stoichiometric)
  10. Design for degradation
  11. Real-time analysis for pollution prevention
  12. Inherently safer chemistry for accident prevention

For more information visit American Chemical Society

Laboratory Safety Information