Chemical sciences

Chemical sciences

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Tech info/Standards/Regulations

Key resources
  • British Standards Online (BSOL) provides access to bibliographic, citation and full text of over 60,000 British, adopted European and International standards. The complete set of all Eurocodes is available in full text, through BSOL. 
  • Construction Information Service contains industry and technical information for the construction industry with full text documents, current regulations and related news and briefings.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Information Service (OHSIS) is a source of key occupational, health and safety documentation and information relevant to the workplace. It includes the supplements for Occupational Health and Safety Core, Environmental Health, Fire Safety and the Fire Protection Association.


  • Chemical Reactivity Worksheet is produced by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Response and Restoration. Requires a download. Lists the chemical reactions of common hazardous chemicals and allows the modelling of reactions of chemical mixtures. The site also includes a useful glossary.
  • Chemistry c2k contains a list of chemistry web sites compiled by the University of Cambridge.
  • SciCentral collates research news from science news sources, including physics and chemistry.