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Networking and chemistry

Networking and Chemistry

Douglas A. Loy

Quiz 1 take home quiz
Quiz 1: Take-Home Quiz

  • Due Wednesday, May 21

  • Make sure your name & student number (e.g 1110700110) are on quiz.

  • Sign name and number on sign out sheet when you pick up quiz.

  • Answers must be in English

  • Answers do not need to be long.

  • Use study guide (online at to help

First week Presentations Topics: May 21 & 23rd

1)Explain how the internet works. Describe the physical architecture of the internet. How is everything connected?

2) Presentation of history of internet.

3)How search engines work

4)Describe search engines available to you here in China. Explain how to access them. Which one is best? Why?

5)Describe how a VPN works and how it allows you to access information with greater security?

6)Explain how to build a complete list of publications for a scientist. You do this for other scientists and for yourself. You must separate the papers into peer reviewed journal papers, non peer reviewed papers, books, book chapters, patents. Abstracts are for talks or presentations and are listed separately from papers.

7)Discovering where a scientist has worked (company or government lab or University).

8)Conducting author searches (how do you know you have the right Douglas Loy??). Hint: find resume or CV online, identify where person worked in past. Use this information to figure out which papers are from the right author.

9) Chemical searching: How do you use the internet to tell you if a chemical compound is new and has not been reported before? How do you use search engines and the internet to be very sure. (Chemical registry numbers and structure searching)

10)Research topic searching. Keywords and how to find them. How do you make sure you are searching a topic thoroughly.

11) Finding a chemical reactions or formulation using chemical search engines. Show how you can search one of these databases using both keyword and structure searching.

Brief review of last lectures material
Brief review of last lectures’ material

  • Hardware and software architecture of the internet.

  • Finding scientific information

  • Faster communication than letter writing

  • Writing papers for publication

  • Professional networking

  • Professional society information

  • Conferences and presentations

Presentations tell a story
Presentations tell a story

Beginning of talk: tell audience what they should learn (thesis)

Middle of talk: explain & defend thesis and reinforce

End of talk: repeat thesis clearly

Next I will show you an example of a 10 minute presentation

Email: [email protected]

A brief survey of the scientific journals of the american chemical society
A brief survey of the Scientific Journals of the American Chemical Society

Douglas A. Loy

2014/ 5/ 16

Network and Chemistry Class

Scientific journals are tools for communication
Scientific Journals are tools for communication Chemical Society

Productive Leadership in Field of Study


-review basics & identify fundamental issues

-organize information

Communication of Results:

-writing peer reviewed papers

-presenting results at meetings

Creative Process:

Developing new ideas for research, writing Proposals & project planning

What is the american chemical society
What is the American Chemical Society? Chemical Society

  • Largest professional society in world > 161,000 members

  • Professional Society for chemists and chemical engineers

  • Established in 1876 by Charles Chandler

  • One of the leading sources of scientific information

  • Operates Chemical Abstracts and Scifinder

  • Publishes 38 peer reviewed journals

American chemical society journals cover all areas of chemistry
American Chemical Society Journals cover all areas of chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Materials chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Environmental Chemistry

  • Biochemistry

38 journals total!!!

Interdisciplinary american chemical society journals
Interdisciplinary American Chemical Society Journals chemistry

  • Organometallics

  • Biomacromolecules

  • Langmuir

  • Journal of Agricultural and

    Food Chemistry

Journals on new areas of chemistry

American chemical society journals in new areas of science
American Chemical Society Journals in new areas of science chemistry

  • ACS Photonics

  • ACS Nano and Nano Letters

  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering

  • Journal of Chemical

    Information and Modeling

  • ACS Chemical Neuroscience

  • Energy and Fuels

American chemical society journals reviewing state of the art
American Chemical Society Journals Reviewing State of the Art

  • Chemical Reviews

  • Advances in Chemistry

  • Accounts of Chemical Research

  • Biotechnology Progress

Very high impact reviews of chemistry

C e news american chemical society s professional journal
C&E News: American Chemical Society Art ’s professional journal

  • Chemical & Engineering News

  • News Notes

  • Non-peered reviewed stories

  • Information about ACS meetings

  • Job listings

General details about journals
General details about Journals Art

  • Editor & Associate editors (Professionals in field)

  • Production staff (get papers published)

  • Each Editor decides journal format and topical content.

  • Hard and electronic copies.

  • Journal websites contain instructions to authors and templates for writing

  • Articles are submitted electronic to the same site: ACS Paragon publishing (

Submitting manuscripts to acs journals
Submitting manuscripts to ACS journals Art

  • Articles are submitted electronic to the same site: ACS Paragon publishing (

  • Letter to editor justifying publication

  • List of potential reviewers

  • Author information

  • Keywords and abstract for Chemical Abstracts Service

  • Notification in less than 1-2 months regarding acceptance of journal

My favorite acs journal chemistry of materials
My favorite ACS journal: Chemistry of Materials Art

  • Started in 1989

  • Interdisciplinary journal

  • High impact

  • My first paper was in first edition

Conclusions Art

  • 38 American Chemical Society Publications

  • High impact chemical journals

  • Many areas of chemistry

  • Intyerdisciplinary

  • electronic manuscript submission

Thank you
Thank you Art

  • Any questions?

Strategy for complete searches Art

  • Structure search

  • CAS number(s)

  • Focus in on topic with key words

  • Identify key papers

    • See who the author cited in paper

    • See who is citing the papers

  • Search authors for additional papers

  • Obtain dissertations from authors groups to expand citation base

Internet architecture
Internet architecture Art


Protocols are software rules that allow different networks to communicate with each other; direct requests, communications, and data to the proper addresses, prioritize signals on the internet. Protocols are the common software rules that run the internet.


a software or hardware-based network security system that controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic by analyzing the data packets and determining whether they should be allowed through or not, based on a rule set.


Domain name system. A hierarchical distributed naming system for anything connected to the internet. Translates easily remember names into numerical Internet protocol (IP) addresses.


Transmission Control Protocol- basic protocol for internet protocol suite that provides a reliable, ordered error checked stream of packets between programs running on computers connected to the internet.


Hypertext transfer protocol is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. Foundation of data communication for the WWW.


Point to point protocol. A data link protocol commonly used in establishing a direct connection between two networking nodes. Provides authentication, encryption and data compression.


World Wide Web. Network of data servers that can be accessed with requests for data.

internet gateway

An internet gateway is your modem or router or any other periphial which allows you to access the internet.


File transfer protocol. A standard network protocol to transfer a file from one host to another on the TCP based internet.


Hypertext markup language. Used for making webpages.

Router: A device that forwards data packages between computers in a network. Insures data packets go to correct address by most efficient pathways and that they don’t go to the wrong places.

What is an ISP?

Internet service provider. A organization that provides access to the internet.

VPN:Virtual personal network. It extends a private network across the public network, such as the internet. More secure.

Internet: A network of computer networks that spans the globe.

Scientific information search engines
Scientific information: Search Engines Art

  • Chemspider1,2

  • Web of science2

  • Scifinder2 (Chinese Academic Library and Information System: CALIS Universities)

  • reaxys

  • Trademark and Patent office of PRC patent search engine1,2

  • US Patent office search engine1,2

    1) Free resources

    2) Resources available in China

Scientific information chemicals
Scientific information: Chemicals Art

Chemical Abstract Number and Structure searching

  • Chemical information from chemical catalogs

  • Chem Frog free database with millions of chemicals.

  • emolecules-structure search

  • web of science structure search

  • Scifinder structure searching

  • Search Google or Baidu with CAS number

Finding chemicals
Finding Chemicals Art

Need to find chemical

Structure search

Chemical Catalog

Name search

Chemical Registry Number

Chemspider, Scifinder, reaxys


Scifinder, reaxys, web of science

Commercial Sources and prices

Complete citation listing

To obtain chemicals for work or research

for proposal writing, patents, papers

Scientific information authors
Scientific information: Authors Art

  • Useful for job hunting or performance evaluations

  • Web of Science: Author Search

  • Find authors resume or curriculum vita online

  • Refine author search by institutions he or she worked at.

  • Refine to peer reviewed documents: articles, notes, reviews, chapters, and books.

  • Number of publications

  • Citation analysis: number citations & hirsch index

Authors searching
Authors Searching Art

Authors name

List of citations

Refine citation list to author institutions, correct years or field of study if necessary

Authors resume from online

New accurate list of citations

Citation analysis

Total umber of citations, citations per paper, citations per year, hirsch index

Scientific information online learning
Scientific information: Online learning Art

  • Lectures online as pdfs or ppts

    • Dave Evans website at Harvard for advanced organic notes

    • Brian Stolz website at Cal Tech for graduate student organic presentations.

  • MIT online courses (undergrad. & graduate chemistry)

  • Virtual organic chemistry

  • organometallic hypertext

  • Electronic Encyclopedias