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To find a journal abbreviations use the CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool at:
Be sure "Title or Abbreviation" is in the drop-down box, then type in journal name, check "exact match" box and click "Search." The abbreviated title will show under the full title of the journal.
If the journal is a one-word title, (e.g. Tetrahedron), then the journal name is spelled out and not abbreviated.
Abbreviations for Early Chemical Literature
*CASSI and Beyond" http://www.cas.org/File%20Library/products/beyond_cassi.pdf
"Have you ever struggled to figure out what the journal abbreviations “C.R.” or “A.” means? that contains short journal title abbreviations from early chemical literature and other historical reference sources that may not be listed in the print version of CAS Source Index (CASSI) or the free online CASSI Search Tool." -- ACRL Science & Technology Section Discussion List