About the Hans Reich Collection

The concept and majority of the content of this website has come from the late Professor Hans J. Reich who served his entire professional academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to his numerous contributions to the field of organic chemistry, Professor Reich was a pioneer in distribution of educational content via the world wide web. He began teaching himself programming in the late 1990s, producing new freeware programs, WinPLT and WinDNMR, which were ahead of their time. These programs managed chemical structure drawings, NMR spectra annotations, and simulations cohesively. As an outgrowth of these endeavors, he began the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Organic Chemistry Information webpage in which he accumulated and curated information for the broader chemistry community to use free of charge. Upon his untimely death in 2020, the ACS Organic Division offered to assist in maintaining Professor Reich’s extensive online resources which have impacted the organic chemistry community worldwide.

We are grateful to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (especially the Chemistry Department) for their support in this project. We also graciously thank his wife, Dr. Ieva L. Reich, and her family for supporting this project where we are able to honor Professor Hans Reich’s 25+ years of website efforts in support of the broader organic chemistry community.

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[This] is a collection of Web pages containing information useful to teachers, researchers, and students in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and medicinal chemistry. The pages have been selected for ease of use, broad applicability, and quality of coverage. Topics will include structural information, organic reactions, nomenclature, physical properties, and spectroscopic data. These Web pages will be updated when possible and additional Web pages will be added as they become available."

We encourage others who have collected data useful to organic chemists or who regularly use web sites that provide such data to contribute their information to this collection. If you have material to contribute, please complete this form and our team will respond usually within 2 business days.