The Merck Index
An Encyclopaedia of Chemicals, Drugs and Biologicals
The "Merck Index" is a one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds.
Compounds included are: human and veterinary drugs; biotech drugs and monoclonal antibodies; substances used for medical imaging; biologicals and natural products; plants and traditional medicines; nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals; agriculturals, pesticides and herbicides; Organic chemicals used in research; Food additives and supplements; dyes, colors and indicators; environmentally significant substances.
Information provided includes: chemical, common and generic names; over 15,000 trademarks and associated companies; CAS Registry Numbers for over 12,000 compounds; over 8,500 chemical structures; molecular formulae, weights and percentage composition; capsule statements identifying compound classes and scientific significance; scientific and patent literature references; physical and toxicity data; therapeutic and commercial uses; and, caution and hazard information. In addition, there are more than 700 new and completely revised monographs, thousands of new references, trademarks and uses added to existing monographs. This title now includes a companion CD-ROM which features 989 monographs no longer available in print, organic name reactions, supplemental tables and a new user interface for user-friendly searching. Features of the CD include: searchable by keywords, references, and numerical properties; search the complete contents of the 14th edition, plus nearly a thousand monographs archived from previous editions; comes with a free one-year subscription to the Merck Index Internet Edition; Windows-compatible CD powered by CambridgeSoft's ChemFinder; extensively revised supplemental tables now including acronyms, vaccines, and physical constants; and, more than 70 pages of hard to find information in one easy-to-use place.
Merck, 14th Edition; 2006