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CHEM 241L - Laboratory in Separations & Analytical Characterization of Organic & Bio Compounds: Home

About This Guide

This guide will help you find library resources for your chemistry laboratory course including:
  • Chemical Information Source 
  • Chemical Literature Sources
  • Laboratory Safety Information
  • General Lab Report Criteria
  • Instructional Laboratory Videos
  • Writing and Citing Information
  • 12 Principles of Green Chemistry       

Chemical Information Sources

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

Finding Literature

Laboratory Safety Information

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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Instructional Laboratory Videos

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