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Gardner's Commercially Important Chemicals: Synonyms, Trade Names, and Properties

G. W. A. Milne (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-73518-2
1216 pages
July 2005


An exhaustive resource for the industrial chemical community

Through eleven editions, Gardner's Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names has become the best-known and most widely used source of information on chemicals in commerce. This companion book reflects the continuing research underlying Gardner's and presents a major expansion of the information provided for individual chemical compounds.

Gardner's Commercially Important Chemicals: Synonyms, Trade Names, and Properties:
* Contains 4,174 chemical entries and information such as structure, molecular formula, and chemical name
* Includes synonyms for each chemical, including other identifiers, chemical names, trade names, and trivial names, in English and other languages
* Provides chemical properties of the compounds, information concerning known uses of the chemical and biological data-in particular, acute toxicity in various species, where available
* Lists the companies that manufacture or supply the listed chemicals
* Describes bulk inorganic chemicals, major pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, antifungal agents, etc.), and many dyestuffs, surfactants, and metals, along with the most commonly used drugs
* Contains indexes by chemical name and synonym, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Numbers, and EINECS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial Substances) numbers

One useful feature of this database is the inclusion of physical properties and use data for pure chemicals. Properties that have been provided, when available, include: the melting point, boiling point, density or specific gravity, optical rotation, ultraviolet absorption, solubility, and acute toxicity. The major uses of most of the chemicals are indicated and, where appropriate, regulatory information is also provided.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

How to Use This Book xi

Glossary of Units xv

Abbreviations xvii


Structures, Chemical Names, Synonyms and Properties


1 EINECS Numbers 687

2 CAS Registry Numbers 721

3 Names and Synonyms 755


Manufacturers and Suppliers 1139

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Author Information

G.W.A. MILNE spent thirty-five years as a senior researcher at the National Institutes of Health, where he worked on spectroscopy for organic compounds and molecular modeling for drug design and cancer/AIDS treatments. He is a former editor of the ACS Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science (Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling). Additionally, he is the editor of several Ashgate Handbooks, including the Ashgate Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals, as well as Gardner's Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names, Eleventh Edition and Drugs: Synonyms and Properties, Second Edition (all published by Wiley).
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"An excellent desk reference and valuable companion to such notables as 'Proctor and Hughes' Chemical Hazards of the Workplace'...and the 'Merck Index on CD-ROM'...highly recommended." (CHOICE, December 2005)
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