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CHMC41 Organic Reaction Mechanisms

This guide will help students enrolled in CHMC41 Organic Reaction Mechanisms to complete assignments, specifically the Literature Searching Assignment and installing relevant chemistry software.

Accessing SciFinder-n

SciFinder-n, produced by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), is the most comprehensive source for chemical literature. Search by topic, author, substances by name or CAS Registry Number, OR use the editor to draw chemical structures, substructures, or reactions.

Authorized users: University of Toronto students, faculty and staff. Commercial use is prohibited.


  • You must register using your University of Toronto email address.
  • All registrations must be completed on campus or by using UTORvpn off-campus. 
  • For technical assistance with the UTORvpn, please contact the IITS Student Helpdesk. If you have any other difficulties, please contact Sarah Guay, your Liaison Librarian.