UPDATE: 2011-01-20 Version 3.0 now released, much reduced filesize, added OpenOffice fork, add lots of user-suggested words.
Chemist Adam Azman contacted me more than two years ago to ask if I knew of a free or open source chemistry spellchecker custom dictionary for Word or OpenOffice. Searches had revealed only paid-for dictionaries. We both agreed that a free chemical spellchecker would be very useful to all scientists working with chemicals, so Adam set about creating from scratch an open access chemistry dictionary.
The spellchecker files were originally hosted on Chemspy.com and is now available on Sciencebase.com. Adam did a lot of extra work with Tony Williams of Chemspider to develop the new, improved version
2.0 3.0: Chemistry Dictionary for Word/OpenOffice (1Mb zip file)
You can read more about how Adam’s chemistry dictionary got to where it is on Adam’s chemistry blog.
Keywords: Open Access Chemistry Dictionary, Open Source Chemistry Dictionary, Microsoft Word Chemistry Dictionary, OpenOffice Chemical Dictionary.
Original post 2008-02-08 15:03 updated 2008-12-17 16:11 updated 2009-07-27 14:01 updated 2010-02-10 10:05