“Reagents”: A Pocket Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Chemistry
Reagents is a new app for iPhone and iPad that gives you all the key information about the most commonly encountered reagents in undergraduate organic chemistry courses.
Here’s the key features of Reagents:
- Profiles of over 80 reagents, along with their key reactions.
- Examples of each of the representative reactions of each reagent. There’s hundreds of example reactions in all, from commonplace to obscure.
- A “Favorites” List – so you can make your own list of only the reagents which are most important to you. You can always modify your list as you progress through the course.
And for a limited time it’s also free.
What does this mean for you?
- More efficient studying. Spend less time hunting down information: all the key details for every reagent are accessible in seconds.
- Less time being lost in class. Need a refresher on that reaction? Forgotten what that reagent does? You can look each reagent up in a snap.
- Study wherever you go. It’s all on your iPhone – so you can finally cut that umbilical cord between you and your textbook.
My students describe having this problem a lot:
They’re working away on their homework and suddenly need to remind themselves of what a certain reagent (let’s say NaBH4) does. So they have to pull out their 1000 page textbook to look it up. Except… the textbook points them to multiple pages, some of which are relevant, some not. After a minute or two, they get the information they need. Until… five minutes later, when they need to do this again, and again. Hunting through a huge textbook for tiny pieces of information can be a pain.
Now, in collaboration with Metamolecular, the Reagent Guide has been adapted for the iPhone and iPad.
The result is Reagents – a pocket encyclopedia of all the most common reagents in organic chemistry. It gives you the comprehensiveness of a textbook, but with all the convenience of a mobile app.
In other words, you can spend less time searching for information and more time actually studying.