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CHEM 2181: Citation format

For CHEM 2181 lab library sessions

ACS citation example

Format as shown from SciFinder:

Efficient synthesis of alkyl aryl ketones & ketals via palladium-catalyzed regioselective arylation of vinyl ethers, By Liu, Mingcui, Jhang Zhu and Tellon, Matthew, From Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 8(9), 462-473; 2010

Two authors only

If only two authors, list first author using "and" before listing second author.

Author 1 (last name, initial of first name only) and Author 2.  Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation [Online] Year, Volume, Page Numbers. Database Name. Database URL (accessed Month, Day, Year).

Correct format for assignment:

Liu, M. and Jhang, Z. Efficient Synthesis of Alkyl Aryl Ketones & Ketals via Palladium-Catalyzed Regioselective Aylation of Vinyl

      Ethers. Org. Biomol. Chem. [Online] 2010, 8, 462-473  SciFinder. https://scifinder.cas.org (accessed Oct. 7, 2019).

More than two authors up to nine

If a reference has more than two authors, list all authors using a semi-colon in between. 

Author 1 (last name, initial of first name only); Author 2; Author 3; Author 4; Author 5; Author 6; Author 7.  Title of Article. Journal  Abbreviation [Online] Year, Volume, Page Numbers. Database Name. Database URL (accessed Month, Day, Year).

Correct format for assignment:

Gao, D.; Xu, M.; Cao, Z.; Gao, J.; Chen, Y.; Li, Y.; Yang, Z.; Xie, X.; Jiang, Q.; Wang, W.; Liu, J. Ultrasound-

      Triggered Phase-Transition Cationic Nanodroplets for Enhanced Gene Delivery. ACS Appl. Mater.

       Interfaces [Online] 2015, 7, 13524-13537. SciFinder. https://scifinder.cas.org (accessed Oct. 7, 2019).

If ten or more authors

If ten or more, give only the first name listed, followed by "et al."  Do not use a comma before al; always use a period after al.  

Author 1 (last name, initial of first name only) et al.  Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation [Online] Year, Volume, Page Numbers. Database Name. Database URL (accessed Month, Day, Year).  

Correct format for assignment:

Liu, M. et al. Efficient Synthesis of Alkyl Aryl Ketones & Ketals via Palladium-Catalyzed 
           Regioselective Aylation of Vinyl Ethers. Org. Biomol. Chem. [Online] 2010, 8, 462-473. SciFinder.
           https://scifinder.cas.org (accessed Oct. 7, 2019).

DOI - Digital Object Identifier

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. ... All DOI numbers begin with a 10 and contain a prefix and a suffix separated by a slash.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611183

Gao, Yu (02/2019). "Cyclopropenium-Activated DMSO for Swern-Type Oxidation". Synlett (0936-5214), 30 (03), p. 329.