Wikipedia:Chemical infobox

This page presents several chemical infoboxes to present chemical compound data in a standardised form. They are to be used on all chemical articles, and as such are actively being used in the WikiProject Chemicals.

Reliability of data


These tables are constructed by experts in the field of chemical sciences, as well as amateurs and may have been edited by less-knowledgeable passers-by or vandals. Although these tables are well designed, and useful to present the relevant chemical data, the accuracy of information they contain cannot be guaranteed. This also applies to the information in the Hazards section, which is provided for reference value only. When handling chemicals, always take the proper precautions as defined also by reliable sources of information, particularly safety data sheets (SDSs) supplied by the manufacturer and/or relevant government agency. Also see Wikipedia:General disclaimer.

All data as presented in these tables are for materials in their standard state, which is defined to be 25 °C and 100 kPa, unless other conditions are explicitly indicated.

How to use these tables


These templates are for creating new infoboxes in wikipages which have no (current) infobox yet. The following steps indicate how to do this.

  1. Edit the chemicals article to add the infobox to
  2. Copy and paste one of the following three templates listed in {{Chembox}}.
  3. Fill in the details; empty fields are okay.

See What links here in the toolbox on this wikipage, and the Chemicals WikiProject worklist to find wikipages as examples of use.

Risk and safety statements


The raw risk and safety statements codes for R-phrases and List of S-phrases do not mean much to most people. A set of templates has been created to ease the confusion, one template for each phrase. If one enters {{R45}} into the table cell, the displayed result is Template:R45: holding the cursor over the link displays the meaning of the code.

Supplementary data page


If using the full Chembox, a supplementary page should be created as soon as time allows. This is most simply done by clicking on the red link in the table Supplementary data page, then type {{subst:Chembox supplement}}. Save the page, then edit to enter the information.

See also



On-line databases
  • "Reaxys". Elsevier.
  • "SciFinder". Chemical Abstracts Service.
  • "ASTM International - Standards Worldwide". American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
  • "EINECS". European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances.
  • "NIST Chemistry WebBook". National Institute of Standards and Technology. United States Department of Commerce.
  • "ChemBioFinder". PerkinElmer.
  • "ChemSpider". The Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • "Crystal Structure Catalogue". Ratio International Corporation.
  • "New Semiconductor Materials. Characteristics and Properties". Ioffe Institute Databases.
  • "Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS)". National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.
Monographs and journal articles
  • Haynes WM (2015). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (96th ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4822-6096-0.
  • Gahan L, Blackman A (2014). Aylward and Findlay's SI Chemical Data (7th ed.). Australia: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-7303-0246-9.
  • Greenwood N, Earnshaw A (2006). Chemistry of the Elements (2nd ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-7506-3365-9.
  • Wells AF (2012). Structural Inorganic Chemistry (5th ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-965763-6.
  • Acidity values from Silberberg M (2008). Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change (5th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. ISBN 978-0-07-721650-4.
  • Drug monographs from O'Neil MJ, Heckelman PE, Dobbelaar PH, Roman KJ, Kenny CM, Karaffa LS (2013). The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals (15th ed.). Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry. ISBN 978-1-84973-670-1.
  • Solubility values from de Baat WC (1926). "Sur l'acide dithionique et ses sels" [On dithionic acid and its salts]. Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas (in French). 45 (4): 237–244. doi:10.1002/recl.19260450404.