Writing Guides

ACSStyleGuide1-greenThe default format for writing reports, manuscripts, and theses is the ACS Style as defined in the ACS Style Guide (specifically those defined in the Guide for Authors for the Journal of Organic Chemistry)ACS Style Guide (2.9 MB pdf).
If we submit the manuscript to a RSC, Elsevier, or Wiley journals, we will reformat the manuscript at the very end.

The use of the proper abbreviations of the journal names is important: CAS Abbreviation for Journals Source Index

Transitional Words and Phrases (from Joanna Taraba, 2010)

How to Design Figures (Rolandi, M. et al. Adv. Mater. 201123, 4343–4346.)

Avoiding plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and other questionable writing practices: A guide to ethical writing (by Miguel Roig, ~2010)

Skillful writing of an awful research paper (Anal. Chem. 2011, 83, 633–633.)

Whitesides’ Group: Writing a Paper (Adv. Mater. 200416, 1375–1377.)


Compound (Porphyrin) Nomenclature

IUPACIUPAC Nomenclature of Porphryrins and Chlorins (Pure Appl. Chem. 1987, 59, 779-832.)

IUPAC Nomenclature Inorganic Chemistry (Pure Appl. Chem. 1971, 28, 1-110.)

IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology (18.7 MB pdf)

Principles of Chemical Nomenclature: A Guide to IUPAC Recommendations (Leigh, G. J., ed., Blackwell, 1998)

Nomenclature Heterocycles (from Gilchrist, T. L. Heterocyclic Chemistry; Longman, 1992)

Ring Index (from Comprehensive Heterocyclic Chemistry III) (5.9 MB pdf)