Safety, SOPs & Resources

Laboratory Techniques, Safety, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and More Useful Things

The Safety Net: Miller's and Tonk's excellent collection of standard operating procedures (SOPs) focusing on safety in an (in-)organic and organometallic laboratory. Includes as well operating procedures for glove boxes, Schlenk techniques, lecture bottles, expectations/suggestions for a succesful PhD & postdoc, cleaning, hazardous waste, laboratory notebooks, etc...

Permeability of Gloves (German)

C&EN Safety Letters: Safety notes on "dangerous" synthetic procedures.

Toxicity of Metal Compounds

Toxicity of Metal Compounds: 3d vs. 4d vs. 5d

Arbeitsschutz UdS

The Inorganic Reaction Workup: Miller's standard inorganic reaction workup; includes detailed discussion on the choice of solvents (elutropic series)

Not Voodoo:  Tips and Tricks for the synthetic chemist focusing on organic chemistry.  Many useful "How-To's" and "How-Not-To's" and also safety-relevant information.

Schlenk Line Survival Guide: How to use a Schlenk Line.

Burger's and Bercaw's Schlenk Line guide

Virtual Lab: Stalke's videos on basic and advanced laboratory techniques with a focus on work with air-sensitive compounds (in German).

How to Make a Carbene and Free Organic Radical (Video & Protocol)

Synthetic Chemistry: Tables & Theory Computational Chemistry

Zipse's Computational Chemistry Course:  Vast collection and discussion of inputs for common computational tasks (mainly Gaussian; also ORCA, Molpro).  Collection of key literature.

ORCA Input Library

ORCA Tutorials

ORCA Forum: Freeware after registration; provides also workshop material, etc. 

Turbomole Documentation

MolCAS Documentation

Gaussian Documentation

NBO (commercial)

Chemcraft: GUI (temporary freeware)

Avogadro: GUI (freeware)

IBOView: High-Quality Rendering, IBOs (freeware)

CylView: Visualizing Transition States, etc. (freeware)

Multiwfn: Electronic Wavefunction Analysis (freeware)

OpenBabel: File Format Interconversion (freeware)

Basis Set Exchange: Basis Sets

Computational Chemistry List: General Forum

Barriers vs. Reaction Time vs. Reaction Temperature

Barriers vs. Selectivity vs. Reaction Temperature

Barriers vs. Selectivity vs. Reaction Temperature

Harvey's, Himo's, Perrin's & Maseras' discussion of barrierless reactions and entropy in solution

Truhlar's Database on Frequency Scale Factors

Writing and Presenting Online Material for Undergraduates

The following links are useful to complement the courses and seminars, but not to substitute the recommended text books!

Orbitron Gallery: Gallery of Atomic Orbitals

Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry: Constructing MO Diagrams (Videos)

UC Irvine: Inorganic Chemistry Courses 107 (also available on YouTube)

Character Tables

Klüfer's coordination chemistry course (concise & German)

Inorganic Chemistry course University of Freiburg (fairly detailed & German)

Reciprocal Net: Guide & Exercises to Determining the Point Group of a Molecule

Organometallic HyperTextBook: Organometallics in a Nutshell

Reaction Flash: Excellent App to practice Name Reactions

ChemInfoGraphics:  Collection of excellent chemical infographics

Ionic Viper: Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (directed at teachers, yet also of interest for students)

Journal of Chemical Education:  Concise & comprehensible articles on virtually any topic of (chemical) interest (directed at teachers, yet also of interest for students)

Chemical Education Xchange:  Learning resources and forums, videos (directed at teachers, yet also of interest for students)

Waterman and Heemstra's CURE model (RCSA):  Course Based Undergraduate Research Experience (for teachers)

Real Organic Chemistry: Cao's (supported by RCSC) Organic Chemistry Practice Problems (Introductory Level)