Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms

1st Edition

Philip H. Howard, Michael Neal

CRC Press
Published August 25, 1992
Reference - 2544 Pages
ISBN 9780873713962 - CAT# L396

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Summary

Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms is an important book containing essential information about more than 20,000 chemicals. The book covers chemicals on the U.S. Government's List of Lists and chemicals regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, International Trade Commission, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Other chemicals listed include those found in the Hazardous Substances Data Bank, the Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions (TSCATS) database, and the Environmental Fate Databases. Significant commercial chemicals are covered, as well.
Dictionary of Chemical Names and Synonyms provides critical information on the identity of chemicals and allows cross-referencing between the diverse nomenclatures used by the various scientific disciplines that deal with chemicals. In addition, over half the discrete chemicals in this book have SMILES structural notations to further assist in identifying the compound. The book is indexed in the following manner:

CAS Registry Numbers
Chemical names and synonyms
Chemical formulas

This book is critical for chemical manufacturers; industrial health and safety officers; persons responsible for disposal of chemicals; persons responsible and interested in Community Right to Know and Workers Right to Know programs; individuals responsible for ordering and receiving chemicals; persons maintaining public and academic libraries; and all persons working around chemicals or concerned with chemicals in the environment, including environmental engineers, toxicologists, industrial hygienists, and chemists.

List Information

Several lists have been used in this compilation to insure that all significant chemicals would be included:

  • U.S. EPA Toxic Substances Control Act Test Submissions
  • U.S. EPA Environmental Fate Data Base
  • National Library of Medicine's ChemID SUPERLIST
  • NLM Hazardous Substances Data Bank
  • FATE/EXPOS file
  • National Toxicology Program's tested and considered chemicals
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