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Molecules 2017, 22(4), 549; doi:10.3390/molecules22040549

The ‘Molecule of the Month’ Website—An Extraordinary Chemistry Educational Resource Online for over 20 Years

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School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TS, UK
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School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ, UK
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Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 21 February 2017 / Revised: 27 March 2017 / Accepted: 27 March 2017 / Published: 29 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Diversity)
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Abstract

The Molecule of the Month website (http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/motm.htm) is an educational resource that is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Here we reflect on its pioneering role in promoting new technology for visualizing and presenting chemical information on the web, as well as its achievements, as a free educational resource, both as a teaching aid and as a multi-user, multi-author learning platform. We discuss the legal aspects of such sites, as well as issues around how to make the content permanent. Finally, we look forward to how such sites may evolve in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: online chemistry resources; chemistry education; chemical databases online chemistry resources; chemistry education; chemical databases
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May, P.W.; Cotton, S.A.; Harrison, K.; Rzepa, H.S. The ‘Molecule of the Month’ Website—An Extraordinary Chemistry Educational Resource Online for over 20 Years. Molecules 2017, 22, 549.

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