The Merck Index (Hardcover)

An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals

By Maryadele J. O'Neil (Editor)

Merck, 9780911910001, 2564pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

List Price: 125.00*
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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:

- 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:

- 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

- 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. 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:

  • 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
  • More than 70 pages of hard to find information in one easy-to-use place