Wikipedia:WikiProject Chemicals/Organization

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Inorganic compounds
Write a full page for one significant compound of each non-radioactive element in the periodic table. For metals this will usually be an oxide or chloride. Refer to List of inorganic compounds, Inorganic compounds by element or Category:Chemical compounds by element. The status is the assessment of their completeness.
Element Wikipage Status Remarks
Aluminium Aluminium chloride A-Class
  Aluminium oxide B-Class
Antimony Antimony trioxide B-Class
  Stibine B-Class
Arsenic Arsine B-Class
  Arsenic trioxide B-Class requires cleanup
Barium Barium chloride B-Class Needs a little more content
  Barium hydroxide Start
Beryllium Beryllium oxide Start
Bismuth Bismuth(III) oxide B-Class Needs information on reaction chemistry
Boron Boric acid B-Class needs more on preparation
  Borax B-Class
Bromine Bromine trifluoride Start
Cadmium Cadmium chloride B-Class Insufficient hazard info; crystal structure should be improved
  Cadmium sulfide B-Class added content - may move up
Caesium Caesium fluoride A-Class
  Caesium hydroxide Start no references
Calcium Calcium carbonate B-Class
  Calcium chloride B-Class former A-Class, still a GA
Carbon Carbon dioxide B-Class former A-Class, delisted GA
  Carbon monoxide B-Class
Cerium Cerium(III) chloride B-Class
  Ceric ammonium nitrate B-Class CAN, See also Reagents
Chlorine Hydrochloric acid FA See also Reagents, Commodity chemicals
Chromium Chromium(III) chloride B-Class lacks history of coordination compounds; safety info is speculative
  Potassium dichromate B-Class
Cobalt Cobalt(II) chloride B-Class needs cleanup + expansion of toxicology
  Cobaltocene Start
Copper Copper(II) chloride B-Class minor cleanup
  Copper(II) sulfate Start
Dysprosium Dysprosium(III) chloride Start
Erbium Erbium(III) chloride Start short table
Europium Europium(III) chloride Start
Fluorine Hydrofluoric acid B-Class see also Reagents, no sources
Gadolinium Gadolinium(III) chloride Start needs polishing
Gallium Gallium(III) arsenide Start added some chemistry
Germanium Germanium tetrachloride Start
Gold Gold(III) chloride B-Class former A-Class, delisted GA
Hafnium Hafnium(IV) chloride B-Class
Holmium Holmium(III) oxide Stub
Hydrogen Water B-Class limited sources
  Hydrogen peroxide B-Class former A-Class, delisted GA. See also Reagents, Commodity chemicals
Indium Indium phosphide Start not much chemistry, table info needs an update
  Indium tin oxide Start this isn't a "compound" its a phase, produced in situ via CVD methods-
Iodine Hydrogen iodide B-Class
  Potassium iodide B-Class former A-Class, delisted GA. see also Reagents
Iridium Iridium(III) chloride Start
  Vaska's complex Start
Iron Iron(III) chloride A-Class
  Iron(III) oxide Start to do: distinguish hydrates, oxy-hydroxides
Lanthanum Lanthanum(III) oxide B-Class
Lead Lead(II) nitrate FA
  Lead(II) chloride B-Class
Lithium Lithium chloride B-Class needs content
  Lithium hydroxide Start
Lutetium Lutetium(III) oxide Start
Magnesium Magnesium chloride B-Class minor cleanup, MgCl2 has some errors.
  Magnesium carbonate B-Class
Manganese Manganese(II) chloride B-Class more content needed
  Potassium permanganate B-Class See also Reagents
Mercury Mercury(I) chloride B-Class
  Mercury(II) chloride B-Class minor cleanup + referencing
Molybdenum Molybdenum trioxide Start
  Molybdenum disulfide Start
Neodymium Neodymium(III) chloride Start minor cleanup needed
Nickel Nickel tetracarbonyl B-Class
  Nickel(II) chloride B-Class
Niobium Niobium(V) chloride Start
Nitrogen Ammonia A-Class former FA. See also Reagents, Commodity chemicals
  Nitrogen dioxide B-Class
Osmium Osmium tetroxide B-Class See also Reagents
Oxygen Sulfur dioxide B-Class
  Nitrous oxide B-Class more chem needed
Palladium Palladium(II) chloride Start
Phosphorus Phosphoric acid B-Class See also Commodity chemicals
  Trisodium phosphate Start
Platinum Cisplatin B-Class
Plutonium Plutonium(IV) oxide Start Table information needs an update
Potassium Potassium chloride B-Class minor cleanup
  Potassium nitrate B-Class
Praseodymium Praseodymium(III) chloride Start minor cleanup
Radium Radium chloride Start
Rhenium Perrhenic acid Start Some table information needs to be added.
Rhodium Rhodium(III) chloride A-Class
  Wilkinson's catalyst B-Class
Rubidium Rubidium hydroxide B-Class
Ruthenium Ruthenium(III) chloride B-Class
Samarium Samarium(III) chloride B-Class more content if poss.
  Samarium(II) iodide Start
Scandium Scandium(III) oxide Start
Selenium Selenium dioxide Start
Silicon Silicon dioxide B-Class
  Sodium silicate B-Class
Silver Silver nitrate B-Class more chem needed
  Silver bromide B-Class
Sodium Sodium hydroxide B-Class former A-Class, still a GA. See also Commodity chemicals
  Sodium chloride B-Class See also Commodity chemicals
more chem
Strontium Strontium chloride B-Class cleanup
Sulfur Sulfuric acid B-Class former A-Class. See also Commodity chemicals, Reagents
  Sodium sulfate A-Class delisted GA. See also Commodity chemicals
Tantalum Tantalum(V) chloride Start
Technetium Sodium pertechnetate Start
Tellurium Telluric acid Start incomplete table - lots of information needed.
  Tellurium dioxide Start
Terbium Terbium(III,IV) oxide Start more uses, incomplete table
Thallium Thallium(I) sulfate Start
Thorium Thorium dioxide Start
Thulium Thulium(III) oxide Stub not much content
Tin Tin(IV) chloride Start
  Tin(II) chloride A-Class
Titanium Titanium dioxide B-Class See also Commodity chemicals
more content needed
  Titanium tetrachloride A-Class See also Reagents
Tungsten Tungsten hexafluoride B-Class
  Tungsten carbide Start added chemistry and structure - but still a confused article referring to two different carbide compounds WC and W2C with a (good) section relating to cutting tools in general and generally lacking in references.
Uranium Uranium hexafluoride Start
Vanadium Vanadium(V) oxide B-Class
Xenon Xenon tetroxide Start
Ytterbium Ytterbium(III) oxide Stub
Yttrium Yttrium(III) oxide Start non-standard table
  Yttrium barium copper oxide B-Class YBCO
Zinc Zinc chloride B-Class former A-Class
  Zinc oxide B-Class
Zirconium Zirconium dioxide Start


Write a full page for 50 common reagents (inorganic and organic) used in chemistry, such as lithium aluminium hydride. The status is the assessment of their completeness.
Wikipage Status Remark
Ammonia A-Class see also Inorganics, Commodities
N-Bromosuccinimide B-Class
n-Butyllithium B-Class
Carbonyldiimidazole B-Class CDI
Ceric ammonium nitrate B-Class CAN, See also Inorganics
Chromic acid Start see talk page Needs copyedit
Chromium trioxide Stub redundant or merge-able with chromic acid (they are the same thing)
Copper(I) chloride A-Class
Copper(I) iodide B-Class
Dess-Martin periodinane Start
Diborane A-Class
Dicyclohexylcarbodiimide B-Class DCC
Diisopropyl azodicarboxylate Stub DIAD but why not DEAD? both are stubs
Diisopropyl tartrate Stub
Hydrazine B-Class copy-edit needed, old-style chembox
Hydrazoic acid Start
Hydrobromic acid Start
Hydrochloric acid FA See also Inorganics, Commodity Chemicals
Hydrofluoric acid B-Class See also Inorganics, no sources
Hydrogen peroxide A-Class See also Inorganics, Commodity chemicals
problem with image
Hypophosphorous acid B-Class
Imidazole B-Class
Lithium aluminium hydride A-Class no safety info.
Lithium diisopropylamide Start LDA
Manganese(IV) oxide Start
meta-Chloroperoxybenzoic acid Stub mCPBA
Osmium(VIII) oxide B-Class See also Inorganics
Oxalyl chloride Start
Ozone B-Class needs ozonolysis info
Palladium(II) acetate Start
Phosphorus pentachloride Start
Phosphorus tribromide A-Class
Phosphorus trichloride A-Class
Phosphoryl chloride A-Class
Potassium carbonate Start needs more info on reagent use
Potassium dichromate Start See also Inorganics
Potassium iodide A-Class Good example of short article, see also Inorganics
Potassium permanganate B-Class See also Inorganics
Pyridinium chlorochromate B-Class
Raney nickel FA
Samarium(II) iodide Stub See also Inorganics
Silver nitrate B-Class See also Inorganics
Sodium amide B-Class Needs more prose content
Sodium borohydride B-Class
Sodium chlorite Start -ite, not -ide (NaCl is under Commodity chemicals)
Sodium cyanide Start
Sodium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide Start NaHMDS
Sodium hydride Start
Sodium hydroxide A-Class See also Inorganics, more content needed
Sodium nitrite Start
Sodium iodide Start
Sulfuric acid A-Class See also Inorganics and #Commodity Chemicals
Tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) Start
Thionyl chloride B-Class
Titanium tetrachloride A-Class See also Inorganics
Triphenylphosphine B-Class

Building blocks

Building blocks
Write a full page for a selection of 30 small building block molecules used in simple organic reactions, such as iodomethane. The status is the assessment of their completeness.
Wikipage Status Remark
Acetaldehyde B-Class several section to be elaborated
Aniline B-Class
Benzaldehyde B-Class non-standard full chembox
Benzoic acid B-Class
Bromoethane Start
Butane Start
Isobutane Start
Cresol Start Unfinished TABLE
3 isomers in 1 article
Cyclohexanone Stub
Cyclopentadiene B-Class
Diethyl malonate Start
Diethyl sulfate Stub
Dimethyl sulfate B-Class
Ethyl acetoacetate Start
Ethyl bromoacetate Start
Ethylene oxide B-Class See also Commodity chemicals
Formaldehyde B-Class See also Commodity chemicals
Formic acid A-Class See also Solvents. Data page needs more
Fumaric acid Start
Hydroquinone B-Class
Iodomethane B-Class
Isoprene Start Needs a lot more chemistry
Isopropyl alcohol B-Class Expansion tag
Maleic acid Start
Maleic anhydride Start
Naphthalene B-Class
Phenol Start
Phthalic acid Start
Phthalic anhydride Stub
Piperidine Start
Propan-1-ol B-Class
Propionic acid B-Class
Pyrocatechol Start
Resorcinol B-Class
1,3,5-Triazine Start
Urea B-Class See also Commodity chemicals

Commodity chemicals

Commodity chemicals
Write a full page for the 50 major commodity chemicals, such as styrene, hydrochloric acid or vinyl chloride. The status is the assessment of their completeness.
Wikipage Status Remark
Acetic acid FA See also Solvents
Acrylonitrile Start old-style table
Adipic acid Start
Aluminium sulfate Start
Ammonia A-Class See also Inorganics, Reagents
Ammonium nitrate Start needs much more chemical data
Bisphenol A Start
1,3-Butadiene A-Class
1,2-Dichloroethane B-Class ethylene dichloride, EDC
Chlorine A-Class part of wikipedia:WikiProject Elements
Chloroform B-Class see also Solvents
Ethane B-Class
Ethanol GA-Class See also Solvents, no references, some sections need filling in/redudant
Ethylbenzene Start
Ethylene B-Class
Ethylene oxide B-Class See also Building blocks, more chem needed
Ethylene glycol B-Class old-style table, more chem needed
Formaldehyde B-Class See also Building blocks, insufficient sources
Hydrochloric acid FA See also Inorganics, Reagents
Hydrogen peroxide A-Class see also Inorganics
Methane B-Class
Methanol B-Class See also Solvents, no sources
Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate B-Class MDI
Methyl methacrylate Start
Nitric acid B-Class
Phosgene B-Class
orthoPhosphoric acid B-Class See also Inorganics Work in progress
Potassium hydroxide Start no prepn.
Propane B-Class need more chemistry
Propylene Start
Sodium carbonate B-Class
Sodium chloride B-Class
Sodium hydroxide A-Class See also Inorganics
Sodium sulfate A-Class See also Inorganics
Styrene Start
Sulfuric acid A-Class See also Inorganics
Terephthalic acid B-Class image, text on uses, references
Titanium dioxide B-Class See also Inorganics, non-standard table,
more info needed, sectioning, references
Toluene diisocyanate B-Class TDI
Urea B-Class See also Building blocks, more chem, references
Vinyl chloride B-Class non-standard table


Write a full page for 30 common solvents, e.g., DMF, and water. The status is the assessment of their completeness.
Wikipage Status Remark
Acetic acid FA See also Commodity chemicals
Acetic anhydride B-Class
Acetone Start no sources cited
Acetonitrile Start
Benzene B-Class
2-Butanone Start MEK
2-Butoxyethanol Start Same as Butyl cellosolve
Carbon tetrachloride B-Class
Chloroform B-Class proper Toxicology section needed
pic to be uploaded soon
Cyclohexane Start
Dichloromethane Start
Diethyl ether B-Class
1,2-Dimethoxyethane Start DME
Dimethylformamide B-Class DMF
Dimethyl sulfoxide B-Class DMSO
1,4-Dioxane Start Needs much more content
Ethanol GA-Class See also Commodity chemicals needs some sections filled in/ some redudant info
Ethyl acetate B-Class
Formic acid A-Class See also Building blocks
n-Heptane Start more info about n-heptane itself required
n-Hexane Start must include neurotoxicity of n-hexane
Methanol B-Class See also Commodity chemicals
Methyl isobutyl ketone Start MIBK
n-Octane Start
n-Pentane Start
Pyridine B-Class
Tetrahydrofuran Start THF
Toluene A-Class
1,1,1-Trichloroethane B-Class old-style table
Water B-Class See also Inorganics, limited sources
p-Xylene Stub

Biologically important compounds

Other important compounds
Write a full page for 50 compounds of biological interest, including amino acids, vitamins and hormones. The status is the assessment of their completeness.
Wikipage Status Remark
Adenine Start small chembox
Alanine (Ala) Start Needs chem content
Arginine (Arg) B-Class needs more chem content
Ascorbic acid B-Class See also Vitamin C
Asparagine (Asn) Start
Aspartic acid (Asp) Stub
Biotin B-Class
Caffeine FA
Carotene Start no table
Cholecalciferol Stub NO TABLE
Cortisone Start
Cyanocobalamin B-Class
Cysteine (Cys) B-Class
Cytosine Start oldstyle table
Epinephrine B-Class Adrenaline
Ergocalciferol Stub NO TABLE
Estrone Start Oestrone
Folic acid A-Class referencing
Glutamic acid (Glu) Start contra-tag, needs proper table, otherwise pretty good
Glutamine (Gln) Start
Glycine (Gly) Start
Guanine B-Class full table
Histidine (His) Start
Homocysteine Start NO TABLE
Isoleucine (Ile) B-Class
Leucine (Leu) Stub
Lysine (Lys) Start
Melatonin B-Class pharmaceutical TABLE
Methionine (Met) B-Class
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide FA
Niacin B-Class short table
Ornithine Start short table
Pantothenic acid B-Class
Phenylalanine {Phe) B-Class
Progesterone B-Class Drug table
Proline (Pro) Start
Pyridoxine Start
Retinal Start
Retinol B-Class Very basic table,
Riboflavin Start Short table
Serine (Ser) Start
Serotonin B-Class Simple TABLE
Testosterone B-Class WikiProject Drugs
Thiamine Start Short table, incomplete
Threonine (Thr) Start
Thymine Stub
Thyroxine Start NO TABLE
redirects to Thyroid hormone
Tocopherol B-Class Short table
Tryptophan (Trp) Start Mostly dietary aspects
Tyrosine (Tyr) Start
Uracil Start
Valine (Val) Start
Vitamin K B-Class NO TABLE

Other important compounds

Other important compounds
Write a full page for 50 other important compounds of chemical interest, including commodities, pharmaceuticals, as well as environmental pollutants. Examples include fexofenadine, indole, prismane and dioxins. The status is the assessment of their completeness.
Wikipage Status Remark
Aspirin B-Class Looks pretty good - possible A?
Camphor B-Class
Carvone B-Class
Chlorodifluoromethane Start HCFC-22, Some table information needs to be added.
Chloroprene Start
Cholesterol B-Class Short table. Needs more chem.
Cinnamaldehyde Start Non-std table, needs rewrite
Citral Stub
Creatine B-Class Short table
Creatinine Start NO TABLE
Cubane Start good start, close to B but little on properties/rxns
Cyclooctatetraene B-Class COT
Dichlorodifluoromethane Start CFC-12
Diethanolamine (DEA) Stub short table
Difluoromethane Stub HFC-32
Dimethyl ether B-Class DME, weak B, needs more chem
Dioxin B-Class good overall, but short on chem; no table; POV dispute that needs checking
Ethanolamine Start short table, also called monoethanolamine (MEA)
Eugenol Start Short form table
Ferrocene B-Class
Fexofenadine Start WikiProject Drugs article
Fluoroform B-Class Trifluoromethane
Fructose Start NO TABLE
Furan Start
Geraniol Start Short table
Glucose B-Class short table, more chem needed
Histamine Start short table, more chem needed
Hydrogen cyanide B-Class more chem needed
Indole B-Class
Ionone Start Short table
Isoquinoline B-Class small table
Limonene B-Class
Luminol Start
Lycopene Start NO TABLE
Menthol A-Class
Methyl tert-butyl ether B-Class Needs more chemistry
Morpholine Start
Morphine B-Class WikiProject Drugs article
Paracetamol FA WikiProject Drugs article
Pinene Start covers both isomers, no table
2-Pyridone B-Class
Prismane Start
Ranitidine Start WikiProject Drugs article
Salicylic acid Start
Squalene Stub hardly any chemical information
1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane Start HFC-134a
Tetrahedrane Start hypothetical molecule
Tetramethylsilane Start TMS
Thiophene B-Class Needs reactions
Trichlorofluoromethane Start CFC-11
Triethanolamine (TEA) Start
Vanillin B-Class Close to A, just needs a few schemes/data


Typically, these polymers do not have a table of properties. Instead of the usual chemical properties, a table of material properties for each of the polymers might be more suitable, although such properties may vary too much depending on molecular weight, branching, tacticity and monomer orientation (head-to-tail, etc.), cross-linking, and any co-monomers present (even in small amounts). At this point, these tables are considered to be low priority.

  • Note: it was discussedhere to transfer this section to WikiProject Polymers. The outcome was that the list be used as a goal of both projects, and the statistics included with the WP:Chem statistics.
Write a full page for 30 common polymers, such as PVC. The status is the assessment of their completeness.
Wikipage Status Remark
Acrylic glass B-Class Polymethyl methacrylate, PMMA, Lucite, Plexiglas, Perspex
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene Start ABS copolymer
Aramid Start (needs chemical info), mentions Twaron and Kevlar
Cellulose Start
Rubber B-Class or polyisoprene, including vulcanization
Neoprene Start Polychloroprene, polymer of chloroprene (2-chloro-1,3-butadiene)
Phenolic resin Stub such as Bakelite
Polyamide Start such as nylon
Polybutadiene Stub polymers including SBS copolymer, others; expansion of article started
Polycarbonate B-Class Lexan, etc.
Polyester Start such as poly ethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polyethylene B-Class to include HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, UHMWPE
Polypropylene Start significantly improved since evaluation
Polysaccharide Start
Polystyrene B-Class to include expanded PS, coPS-DVB
Polytetrafluoroethylene B-Class PTFE, Teflon
Polyurethane Start Significantly improved since evaluation. Recommend raising status to B-Class.
Polyvinyl acetate Stub PVA?
Polyvinyl alcohol Start PVA
Polyvinyl chloride B-Class PVC, needs more chem
Silicone Start more correctly polysiloxanes, needs more chem
Starch Start

Out of scope compounds

The following compounds have been discussed while deciding on the in-scope articles in this worklist. For reference purposes, they are listed here, but they are not in scope of the Chemicals wikiproject, and will not contribute to the achievement of the goals. Therefore, these articles will not follow the assessment scheme. In case you want to add or exchange a compound in the above worklist, be freely invited to propose such a change on the talk page.

Suggested inorganic chemicals

  1. Aluminium: Aluminium bromide
  2. Arsenic: Arsenic acid, see also Arsenic(III) oxide
  3. Bismuth:Bismuth trichloride, Table available
  4. Boron: Boron nitride, Boron trichloride
  5. Bromine: Potassium bromide, Hydrogen bromide
  6. Carbon: Silicon carbide, Carbonic acid, Sodium cyanide
  7. Gallium: Gallium(III) chloride, Table available
  8. Hafnium: Hafnium carbide
  9. Iron: Iron(II) sulfate, Ferrocene
  10. Molybdenum: Molybdenum hexacarbonyl
  11. Nickel: Nickel sulfate
  12. Nitrogen: Ammonium chloride, Sodium nitrate, Nitrous oxide, Nitric oxide
  13. Palladium: Palladium(II) cyanide
  14. Platinum: Chloroplatinic acid
  15. Rhenium: Ammonium perrhenate
  16. Rubidium: Rubidium chloride
  17. Uranium: Uranium(III) chloride
  18. Zirconium: Zirconium(IV) chloride, Table available

Suggested reagents and other compounds

  1. Triazine, see 1,3,5-Triazine
  2. Dioxane
  3. Thiophenols, or better Thiophenol
  4. Toluidines, or better para-Toluidine
  5. Tetramethylammonium hydroxide

Suggested polymers

  1. Butyl rubber - polyisobutylene + 2-7% isoprene. I plan to include a discussion of butyl rubber and nitrile rubber in Synthetic rubber. A separate, rather stubby article on Butyl rubber has appeared.
  2. other halopolymers such as PCTFE, PVDC (Saran), PVDF, Tefzel, etc.
  3. polysulfones  ????
  4. polyalphaolefins  ???? - A stubby article on Polyolefins has appeared. I edited it to mention polyalphaolefins.
  5. polyethers such as polyethylene oxide (PEO) and polypropylene oxide (PPO) Polyethylene glycol, the oligomer of PEO mentions PEO as well