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CHEM 250L: Organic Chemistry Lab: Personal Care Product Lab: Finding information about use

Resources for students conducting the Personal Care Product Lab in Organic Chemistry Lab.

Recommended websites

Patents, registration of intellectual ownership of a product formula, can often give you information about the uses of a particular ingredient, so reading the patents in which a particular chemical comes up can be worth it. Usually patent full text is freely online at, or through a specialized subscription at SciFinder. 

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