The Merck Index 14th Edition

by Madjackfrost on October 6, 2009

This product includes The Merck Index 14th Edition Book and CD-ROM,The Merck Index 14th Edition/Chemists, and access to The Merck Index 14th Personal Internet Edition until the 15th Edition releases. The Merck Index 14th Edition Ultra combines the power of the CD-ROM version of the Merck Index with the capability to do structured searches both locally and on-line.

With more than one million copies sold, The Merck Index has been THE go-to reference for generations of professionals looking for precise, comprehensive information on chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. This is the newest edition of the standard reference for chemists, biochemists, pharmacists, and related professionals.

This 14th Edition has been extensively revised to ensure its accuracy and enhance its readability with many new features. The Merck Index is a one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs, 32 supplemental tables, 450 Organic Name Reactions, and now includes a companion CD! About 4,000 of the entries cover drugs and pharmaceuticals, 2,000 describe common organic chemicals and laboratory reagents, another 2,000 cover naturally occurring substances and plants, 1,000 focus on the elements and on inorganic chemicals, and approximately 1,000 pertain to compounds of agricultural significance. Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds. In addition, there are more than 700 new and completely revised monographs, thousands of new references, trademarks and uses added to previous edition’s monographs. Several hundred discuss endogenous substances and biological agents. There is an expanded focus on “Green Chemistry” and compounds of environmental significance. In addition to revisions and updating, enhancements include embedding the Chemical Abstracts Registry Numbers for title and derivative compounds within the monographs.

Compounds Included:

  • Human and veterinary drugs
  • Biotech drugs and monoclonal antibodies
  • Substances used for medical imaging
  • Biologicals and natural products
  • Plant and herbal medicines
  • Nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals
  • Laboratory reagents and catalysts
  • Dyes, colors and indicators
  • Environmentally significant substances
  • Food additives and supplements
  • Flavors and fragrances
  • Agricultural chemicals, pesticides and herbicides
  • Industrial and specialty chemicals
  • Organic chemicals used in research

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
  • Recalculated molecular weights using the 2005 IUPAC Table of Standard Atomic Weights
  • Up-to-date U.S. regulatory information on carcinogens and controlled substances
  • Extensively revised supplemental tables now including Acronyms, Vaccines, and Physical Constants

The Merck Index 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 (CambridgeSoft’s ChemFinder) 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, 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

This product adds powerful structure searching capability to the CD included with The Merck Index 14th Edition book. The Merck Index 14th Edition/Chemists provides the user with the ability to find molecules by fragment, sub- or full structures for similarity or exact matching. Structure searching is precise and convenient and includes tautomeric full- and substructure searching. Structured searching finds matches using any of three modalities:

  • Search type (Normal/Exact/Similar)
  • Structure mode (fragment, sub- or full structure)
  • Bond type (Aromatic, Any, Tautomeric, S/D, D/A, S/A, etc.)

You can search for structures containing isotopic labels, or tetrahedral stereocenters, or other characteristics. The Merck Index 14th Edition/Chemists powers your ability to search for alternative groups, either in atom labels such as “(OH,H,CONH2,Me)” or drawn using the R-Group features of ChemDraw. Link nodes are supported, so you can search for variable-length rings and chains such as “(-CH2)6-8-” or multi-connected variables (“-R-”). You can now search for any type of single atom (“A, Q, X, M”) or any group (“R”).

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

shah April 2, 2010 at 7:36 am

How to use this? Bcoz its a microsoft office access database and even this also protected. How to access this?

VITHAL BHANDARE June 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I managed to download all the 4 parts in a common folder and even downlaod and install demon tools lite plz tell me know how to proceed with the demon tools

anon June 10, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Yes. Agree with Shah. It is file with mdb file extension and therefore a database file that opens with MS Access. It is not an image file and therefore cannot be mounted with Daemon tools (as stated above). The only way to access the file is if the original creator of the file removes all the restrictions in the permissions setting of the database

Madjackfrost June 14, 2010 at 3:51 am

well everyobe…to answer to ur problems….follow the link, u will understand everything. This is not a image file. This is complete data bank for the software. Usually, software uses the online database, for that u have to pay a lot. Using this database u can access the software offline.

vinay kumar August 19, 2010 at 5:41 am

sir i am unable to open this database so help me sir for opening this data base. i have download all 4 part of this database. help me sir

Madjackfrost August 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

hello vinay, u need merck index main software to open this database. Follow this link
for more information. Thank you.

patel jimish November 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

please send link of merck index thankyou

Saikat Sen December 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

Please send me the link so that i can download such a important book free.

Jag December 20, 2010 at 10:08 am

Please send me a likn for download merck index 14 edition

Madjackfrost December 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm


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mahmood-ul-hassan January 27, 2011 at 3:48 am

please send link of merck index thankyou

vijayprakashk January 28, 2011 at 4:46 am

very useful books throughout the pharmacy career and in pharmacy profession thanks for making available to all pharmacy professionals

vijayprakashk January 28, 2011 at 4:48 am


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Madjackfrost February 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Sorry Vijay, we are not providing any download links here. This is just a review base site. Hope you understand. Thank you.

Madjackfrost February 6, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Sorry, we are not providing any download links here. This is just a review base site. Hope you understand. Thank you.

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