What is SyntheticPages?
SyntheticPages is a free database of practical procedures for research workers in synthetic chemistry. You can find the database at http://www.syntheticpages.org
Reasons to use SyntheticPages
- SyntheticPages takes you directly to a procedure. When you get a hit - you get a procedure.
- SyntheticPages provides information that may not generally be found elsewhere, such as frequently encountered problems, trouble-shooting tips, the number of times the reaction has been carried out, scale-variation etc.
- SyntheticPages is the only interactive chemistry database. Information is constantly updated and validated by comments from the user community (Peer Review in the Public Domain™).
- SyntheticPages can provide you with the most up-to-date method, we aim for 95% of submissions to be processed within 48 hours of submission.
- SyntheticPages.org is free of charge.
Benefits of contributing to SyntheticPages
If you think that SyntheticPages is a good idea then please contribute; the more high quality contributions that are received the more valuable the database is to the community. You can submit any procedure or method that you have carried out in the lab. It could be a literature procedure or a new reaction, a general method or a one-off -curiosity. What is important is that it relates your personal experience of the reaction.
- You will help create a subscription-free database where synthetic chemists can immediately access reliable procedures from their desktop.
- Your valuable practical experience will not be lost or forgotten; it will be communicated effectively in this unique forum.
- Your synthetic page will be accessed frequently in academic and industrial laboratories and attract on-line comments and potential collaborations
- You can cite your SyntheticPages on your cv (resume) or in publications.
- SyntheticPages.org is a convenient place to keep standard procedures for a research group.
- Future chemists will benefit from and recognise your contribution to SyntheticPages.org
Do I need any special software?
No. Apart from a standard web browser you will need ChemDraw, which has the facility to write gif images.
You can comment on SyntheticPages
You can add a comment to your own or someone else's SyntheticPage after it is posted. You might add further technical information, corrections, literature citations or links to other pages. Professional and courteous comments will usually be posted as part of the page within 48 hours.
Can I publish after submitting a procedure to SyntheticPages?
Yes. Although you transfer copyright of the SyntheticPage to us, you may also incorporate the information into a paper (subject of course to the third party's terms and conditions) or elsewhere. For this, no copyright notice is required. You should, however, consider that submitting a SyntheticPages may affect your right to claim a patent on the material at a later date. Our Terms and Conditions are posted in full at http://www.syntheticpages.org.
Can I submit a SyntheticPages on a known procedure?
Absolutely. This is perhaps the most useful type of contribution. Much of the chemistry posted on the site will be known and will have been described in another form as part of a journal article by you or others. Submissions to SyntheticPages are most frequently single examples of procedures with the focus on reliability and reproducibility, and with much more detail than the literature method.
SyntheticPages is not:
- a substitute for peer-review journals. These are important and enduring vehicles for the timely presentation of original work. SyntheticPages presents an individual's original laboratory experience of a practical procedure.
- a substitute for other popular chemistry databases, which allow you to search the literature. If you get a hit from the SyntheticPages database you get an individual's original laboratory experience of a practical procedure.