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CHEM 261 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry I

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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

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About This Guide

This guide will help you find library resources for your organic chemistry course including:
  • ChemDraw
  • Help with General Chemistry
  • Chemical Information Sources
  • 12 Principles of Green Chemistry


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.

Help With General Chemistry

Online sources:

  • Learning Strategies for General Chemistry [electronic resource] Videos

Books available through the library:

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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