A training session will take place on selected science databases, covering MarinLit, Merck Index
Online, Royal Society of Chemistry, Taylor and Francis, Springer Link and Nature.
About the same time, the famed Merck Manual--still available today as the Merck Index
of chemical compounds--was published as a guide for doctors and pharmacists.
Lamotrigine is chemically known as 3,5-diamino-6-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1,2,4-triazine (Figure 1) with molecular formula [C.sub.9][H.sub.7][Cl.sub.2][N.sub.5] and molecular weight of 256.09 daltons (MERCK INDEX
Prior to this first edition, The Merck Index
was printed in 1889 for the chemist community and for those seeking information about chemical components and substances.
It is official in The Merck Index
 and Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia .
CAS registry number, Merck index
number, an illustration of the chemical structure, chemical and dye class, molecular formula and weight, color change at pH, pKa, physical form, solubility, melting point, UV-visibility, synthesis, major applications and safety/toxicity data.
Such references include the Merck Index
, Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons, laboratory manuals from the United Nations Drug Control Program, in-house produced spectra, and published standard spectra, (e.g., Mills and Roberson's Instrumental Data For Drug Analysis, or compendiums from Pfleger or Wiley).
All sunscreens and everything else in the INCI dictionary, the Merck Index
, the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, and the USp are chemicals.
Other content feeding into the service includes chemical files, such as Analytical Abstracts, Chemical Safety NewsBase, and Drug Information Fulltext; government data from Federal Register and Commerce Business Daily; patents for the U.S., Europe, and the world; book citations from the Library of Congress and REMARC; social science files such as ERIC, Public Opinion Online, and Population Demographics; and sci-tech databases such as Georef, MEDLINE, Toxline, and Merck Index
The half-life of Plutonium-239, as given in the Merck Index
, is 24,110 years.
The Merck Index
gives the boiling point of des as 209 [degrees] C.
American Hospital Formulary Service, 1998; Merck Index