Wikipedia:WikiProject Chemicals

WikiProject Chemicals
Promotion to A-Class
Style guide
Chemical infobox
Chembox validation work
Data book
External links
New articles log (bot updated)
IRC channel
Chemicals trophy box
Paracetamol 2004-06-14
removed 2009-02-25
Hydrochloric acid 2005-04-25
removed 2023-09-02
Acetic acid 2005-12-02
Raney nickel 2006-02-21
removed 2012-09-17
Caffeine 2006-09-16
removed 2011-12-09
Lead(II) nitrate 2006-11-11
removed 2020-01-23
NAD+ 2007-12-23
Bupropion 2007-08-30
Plutonium 2009-01-11
Rhodocene 2011-02-08
Psilocybin 2012-01-18
removed 2023-03-04
Amphetamine 2015-01-14
HMB 2018-03-23
Help us on the worklist

WikiProject Chemicals is a daughter WikiProject of the WikiProject on Chemistry. It concerns writing and improving articles about chemical compounds in Wikipedia. So far, more than one hundred members of Wikipedia have signed up to participate in WikiProject Chemicals.

A worklist of representative chemical compounds has been finalized. Progress on the articles in this list is monitored by participants. Also, templates for Lists of Properties for the compounds have been standardized, as has formatting and naming articles on chemical compounds. Presentation of chemical structures should also be standardized (to some extent). This WikiProject also serves as a forum on how best to present chemicals information and proceed with work on chemicals in Wikipedia.

If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and look at the worklist. To join, simply list yourself at #Participants by adding your name (and table format) to the section. If you would like to request a new chemistry-related article, please be referred to the WikiProject Chemistry requested articles list.

Scope edit

This WikiProject aims to provide high-quality, standardized articles in Wikipedia for all important chemicals, similar to the Merck Index. This comprises all organic and inorganic compounds, elements, reagents, commodities, pharmaceuticals, pollutants, and other large-scale and small-scale chemicals of interest. Additional focus is given to the selected articles about approx 400 representative chemicals, on the target worklist.

Other chemistry subjects, including chemical groups, ions, methodology of analysis, production, reactions, etc., are included in the Chemistry WikiProject, or in its other daughter wikiprojects.

Assessment edit

The primary aim of the Chemicals wikiproject is quality improvement of articles about chemicals. Within the wikiproject, these articles are quality classified for chemical completeness (Class) and the relevance of the chemical compound to general chemistry, according to the Wikiproject's Assessment Scheme.

Although the Wikiproject does acknowledge the Wikipedia status of Featured Article (FA) and Good Article (GA), these are generic qualifications only, with no specific attention for chemical completeness, and as such are not listed in our Classes.

Access the WP:Chemicals table, log and article listing

   Featured articles 7
  Featured lists 1
  Good articles 48

Parentage edit

The parent of this WikiProject is WikiProject Chemistry.

Descendant WikiProjects edit

A descendant of this WikiProject is WikiProject Polymers.

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Elements.

Participants edit

Name Talk Special interests
~K Talk
AbuAmir Talk Biochemicals.
Aeron Valderrama Talk Biochemistry
Acechem Talk Pyrotechnics, nitrogen compounds, explosive compounds, esters, chemical intermediates, chemical structures, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, etc.
Alpo666 Talk Organic Chemistry
Ambix Talk Chemiluminescence Photochromism Pyrotechnics
Aslalio Talk
A. Ts. Galenitis Talk Inorganic Chemistry, Main Group Chemistry
AvishekDas123 Talk Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Biochemistry
Axiosaurus Talk Main group chemistry
Anner van Hardenbroek Talk Biochemistry, Organic chemistry, Quantum chemistry
Lenary Talk
User:Balnibarbarian Talk Anything that doesn't require much knowledge of chemistry. Just because I enjoy learning about it doesn't mean I know anything.
Ben Mills Talk Diagrams, structural formulae, 3D molecular models, chemical education, organic and inorganic chemistry
benzenec Talk Pharmacognosy, Natural Products, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, Phytochemistry
bfesser Talk pH Indicators, Aspirin Derivatives, Dyes, Organic Synthesis
Biochemlife Talk biochemistry
BorisTM Talk Article layout, Categories, Infoboxes, Structure images, Templates
B'Rat Ud Talk Industrial chemistry,Analytical chemistry, W&WW treatment, Environmental chemistry, Chemical safety.
Cacycle Talk Chemical structures, Neuropharmacology, Psychoactive compounds, Odorants and aroma compounds, Basic topics and compounds
CanadianPeninsula Talk Organic chemistry
Chris Roberts Talk Medicinal chemistry, Organic chemistry, Neurochemistry
Chemicalinterest Talk Inorganic chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Amateur chemistry, ask me if you want help on a project
Chem_tom Talk Inorganic chemistry
Antony Williams Talk Organic chemistry, InChI, ChemSpider, NMR, Nomenclature, Cheminformatics, Structure Drawing and Representation
Colonel Buckshot Talk Inorganic chemistry, Electrochemistry, Metallurgy
CrazyChemGuy Talk
Crl620 Talk Organic synthesis, NMR, structures
Daniel Quinlan Talk
DaPeerd Talk Amateur chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Dcirovic Talk Drug Design, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry
Deryck Chan (admin) Talk
DePiep Talk Template maintenance ({{Chembox}}, {{Infobox drug}})
Dirk Beetstra (admin) Talk Organometallic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Chemistry
Csamurai92 Talk Physical chemistry, organic chemistry.
DeadFire999 Talk Organic chemistry, Electrochemistry
DMacks (admin) Talk Organic chemistry, some Organometallic chemistry, misc other Chemistry, chemical structures on commons
Dogposter Talk all chemical compounds
Double sharp Talk Radiochemistry
ebe123 Talk
EdChem Talk Most chemistry, particularly general, organic, and organometallic chemistry
Edgar181 (admin) Talk Medicinal chemistry, natural organic compounds
ElementSix Talk Organic chemistry, adding information to infoboxes
Eolaíocht Talk Inorganic Chemistry and Crystallography
Ephemeronium Talk Molecular graphics, ball-and-stick and space-filling models. Will take requests.
Explodo-nerd Talk I love science and mathematics, particularly chemistry. Explosives are awesome!
Flobor Talk Organic compounds, organometallic compounds and metal coordination compounds
Frederick Chiu Talk Inorganic Chemistry. Adding basic properties of chemicals
Freywa Talk Organic chemistry
Gagman385 Talk Analytical Chemistry, Cosmochemistry
Gerard Meijssen Talk Interested because much of the chemical vocabulary may end up in WiktionaryZ
GGTiger Talk Heterocyclics, agrochemicals, chemical information, and history of chemistry
Gino Graziano Talk Inorganic chemistry, Nuclear chemistry, Organic chemistry
Graeme Bartlett Talk Gases, inorganic chemicals, chembox ids, mixed anion compounds, compound family list articles
GRALISTAIR Talk Amines, epoxies, isocyanates, polyols, polyurethanes, paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, polymers, water, recycled materials
Gumbacious Talk Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Bioremediation
Harald Stone Talk Computational Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Henry Padleckas Talk Various including Organic chemistry,
Chemical engineering, and Polymers;
Non-chemistry contributions also.
IdiotsOpposite Talk Organic Chemistry, particularly in the area of organic chemical synthesis.
InterstellarGamer12321 Talk Mainly compounds and inorganic chemistry.
J G Campbell Talk Biology, Biochemistry, stuff that explodes; presently flailing away at Retinal
J Hill Talk Inorganic chemistry
JaeSharp Talk Various general interests, format and type checking
JaGa Talk Organic chemistry, Structure drawing
Jason McIntosh Talk
Jeremiah Talk Organic synthesis, Supramolecular chemistry, Environmental chemistry
Joanne Slatter Talk
John Roberts Talk Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Fuel gases, Sulfur chemicals
Kereslina Talk Inorganic chemistry
Kpgjhpjm Talk Inorganic chemistry
Kpstewart Talk Organic chemistry, biochemistry, neurochemistry
Leiem Talk Inorganic chemistry
Lemonaka Talk Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry
Leyo Talk Environmental chemistry
Machine Yadav Machine Yadav Mainly drug like organic compounds (especially medicinal, psychoactive and nootropic)
Manderson198 Talk Organic Chemistry, reaction mechanisms, synthesis
Martin Walker Talk Also known as Walkerma. Organic synthesis, article assessment
Marshmellis Talk Only completed first year uni chemistry, limited knowledge but keen interest
masterleggie Talk Like physical chemistry but have limited knowledge on organic and inorganic.
MaterialsPsych Talk Inorganic compounds, Ionic solids, Crystallography, Semiconductors
MDaxo Talk Organic chemistry
Mike Turnbull Talk Organic chemistry, pesticides, chemical databases
Mfernflower Talk Drug design and organic-metal complexes
Microswitch Talk Computer molecule models
Mmagdalene722 Talk Pesticides
Mothball Talk Polymer chemistry, emphasis on poly(ester)s, self-assembly and architecture. More than happy to sort out any other chemistry topics I can help with or stumble across.
Mets501 (admin) Talk Everything related to chemistry!
Mysteriumen Talk
Mutinus Talk
Nate1481 Talk
NatePhysics Talk
Nevermore78 Talk Biochemistry, structures and formulae
Nick C Talk
Nihiltres Talk
niklo_sv Talk Organic chemistry and compounds
Nitaro02 Talk Organic chemistry, physical chemistry, computational chemistry
Nitin Viswanathan Talk Inorganic chemistry, chemical formulae
NotAnonymous0 Talk
nucleus hydro elemon talk
(oac) Talk Psychoactive compounds
OrganoMetallurgy Talk Organic, inorganic, intermetallic, cluster, metalorganic and organometallic compounds and chemistry among other things. Really, just about anything involving things made of atoms.
Owllord97 Talk Chemical compounds found outside of Earth and synthetic compounds
Palaxzorodice--YH Talk Perodic Table, Unknown Chemical
Pdcook Talk Biochemistry; mechanistic and structural enzymology
Pelirojopajaro Talk Organic chemistry, biochemistry, reaction mechanisms
Peryeat Talk Chemoinformatics, Wiswesser Line Notation, Unique_Ingredient_Identifier
Physchim62 (admin) Talk Inorganic chemistry, chemical safety, analytical chemistry
Plasmic Physics Talk Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, nomenclature, chembox insertion & maintenance (on hold)
Polonium Talk
Praseodymium-141 Talk Lanthanide compounds, starting articles
Quantockgoblin Talk Organic, physical-organic, reactive intermediates (esp. carbenes/stable carbenes), asymmetric catalysis. Lab techniques (esp. Air-sensitive handling). I can draw chemical apparatus, I may even take requests.
Raymond Ko Talk
RedWasp Talk
Riana Talk My knowledge is probably not specific or advanced enough to contribute significantly (I'm only in first year), but I enjoy improving existing articles. I also participate in the Spoken WikiProject, currently recording  Acetic acid.
Rebelinabox Talk
Rifleman_82 (admin) Talk Lab technique, organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry. Enjoy drawing structures. Can drop me a note if you need one done at my talk page.
Rjeng2000 Talk Random Chemicals
Robert Skyhawk Talk
Ronhjones Talk Safety & Devopment chemist. Mainly organic chemistry. Happy to draw structures and convert to svg, also SMILES. Can also get Beilstein numbers if wanted.
Silverweed Talk Organic chemistry, food chemistry/molecular gastronomy, Combretastatin.
Shawn Teo Talk
Robert Shimmin Talk
Rune Welsh (admin) Talk You can request structures and SMILES notations in my talk page
Rollie Talk Chemistry Undergrad. Keen at drawing structures and mechanisms
Ryan Jones Talk Inorganic Chemistry, structure and reactions of metals.
Schuyler Thompson Talk
Saint concrete Talk Organohalides, especially chlorinated solvents
Sbrools Talk 3d models, Organic, Inorganic, SMILES and chemical information.
schneelocke (admin) Talk
Science_Man_Guy Talk Organic Chemistry, Medication
Seuayan ravina Talk Phytochemistry and natural products derived from tropical plants.
Shane Di Dona Talk
Shoy Talk Organic and inorganic chemistry, polymers. Chemical engineer by trade.
sinrh0816 Talk
Smolamj Talk Organic and Biochemistry, structures. I can generate 2D and 3D structures, just inquire at the talk page.
Socksysquirrel Talk Organic chemistry and mechanisms, natural products, inorganic and industrial chemistry.
Steviedpeele Talk Organic synthesis and mechanisms, plant Biochemistry
Stieltjes Talk Industrial chemicals
St3vo Talk Medicinal chemistry, Neurochemistry, Biochemistry/Biosynthesis, structure drawings
Taycar Talk
TCO Talk solid state
Tea with toast Talk Organic and Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Neurochemistry
That Kiwi Guy Talk Misc 3D models
The_chemistds Talk Organic chemistry, compounds, chemical structures, radical chemistry
ThinkOutsideTheTesseract Talk
Tim Starling Talk
Tim32 Talk Organic and organic mathematical chemistry (computer chemistry)
Unbinilium-322 Dibromide Talk Inorganic chemistry, Nuclear chemistry, Periodic table
USEPA James Talk Pesticides that are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Usfgrad2008 Talk Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic
UtopianPoyzin Talk Ionic compounds, filling red links, those types of edits.
WhittleMario Talk Inorganic compounds, explosives, and basically anything you wouldn't want to touch with a ten-foot pole for fear of becoming wallpaper.
Wilhelm von Hindenburger Talk Organic chemicals, especially the complicated ones. I can make SMILES strings too.
Wim van Dorst Talk Chemically I'm into chlor-alkali, such as hydrochloric acid, and worklist
WildCation Talk Fixing stereochemistry in chemical structuress and in SMILES strings and InChIs, as well as anything to do with conservation science and archaeometry
Xeno Neon Talk
Xenomancer Talk
Yilloslime Talk Organometallics, Pesticides, Toxicology
Yopure Talk Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry
Zaryn Talk
Christian75 Talk Inorganic and organic chemistry
pankajsancheti Talk nanomedicine, inorganic chemistry, alumina, mesoporous compounds, biodiesel,etc.
Ckalnmals Talk Organic chemistry
AnonymousDDoS Talk Organic chemistry, general article cleanup and improvement
Ranbow Shifter Talk Periodic Table and Salts
TatanyaGolding Talk
Galobtter Talk
GrahamCracker325 Talk
sleepychemist Talk Inorganic chemistry, and cyanine
102% Yield Talk
Herravondure Talk Radiochemistry, energetics, organohalides
Michael7604 Talk
Adrianpip2000 Talk Organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, psychoactive compounds, drawing structures, adding/fixing references, general article clean-up
Reconrabbit Talk Lab safety

Discussion forums edit

Several streams of discussion are on-going, among others:

Activities in progress edit

Worklist to ChemStart level as a minimum edit

The worklist of the Chemicals WikiProject is undergoing continuous updates, to be brought in line with the goals as presented above. Please assist in adding, completing, and otherwise improving it. Work is now in progress to actually update the listed compounds, all to a minimum of {{chem Start}} level.

Worklist to A-Class level edit

Additionally, not necessarily sequentially, to the above target, all articles on the worklist be enhanced to {{A-Class}} level.

Activities finalized edit

Templates edit

The templates of the overall Chemistry Wikiproject will be used. Additionally:

Chemical Infoboxes edit

Additionally chemical infoboxes have been agreed on as guideline, and are available as templates. For this a {{chemical datatable header}} specific table template has been defined. Two infobox formats have been defined, {{chembox}} and {{Infobox drug}}.

List of lists edit

The huge list of compounds was recently split into three smaller related lists: list of inorganic compounds, list of organic compounds, and list of biomolecules. The editing work associated with this is now complete.

Style guide edit

Manual of Style/Chemistry is live.

References edit

For filling out the chembox templates, the project has made available a useful data book of gas densities, viscosities and solubility products. Other tables may be added in the future.

There are many other general reference lists available in Wikipedia for chemicals. These include:

For elements, similar lists are available for the Elements WikiProject (to be moved there in future):

and several others, ordered differently

For minerals, similar lists are available for the Rocks and minerals WikiProject (to be moved in the future):

Articlebot alerts edit

Articles for deletion

Proposed deletions

Categories for discussion

Featured article candidates

Good article nominees

Requested moves

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Articles for creation

(6 more...)

Recent changes edit

Recent changes in
WP:Chemistry and WP:Chemicals
List overview · Updated: 2017-05-20 (infobox articles) · This box: