The reagent guides purpose is to encourage chemists to choose a ‘greener’ choice of reaction conditions. The guides aim to achieve this by providing transparency through the use of Venn diagrams in addition to improving understanding by discussion and up to date references.

The Reagent Guides


Select the chemical transformation of interest


How to Interpret the Venn Diagrams




Ethos of the Reagent Guides


Understand the purpose behind the construction of the guides.



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