ORGLIST

ORGLIST operated between 1997 and 2010, as the international mailing list of organic chemistry on the Internet. It was founded by J. Aires-de-Sousa in March 1997 with a group of users from a previous mailing list that had stopped operating.

During that period, hundreds of chemists from all over the world gathered in ORGLIST to discuss Organic Chemistry. A web site was created from the beginning with practical information and was revamped in 1999 to incorporate an archive of posted messages and a search engine for easy and sophisticated searches through the archives.

Useful content as well as a complex thread of personal relationships emerged from the interaction of the members through this simple technological framework.

For more information please visit the ORGLIST web site at
http://neural.dq.fct.unl.pt/orglist
or see J. Aires-de-Sousa, "An Electronic Discussion Forum for Organic Chemistry - the ORGLIST Case", Internet Journal of Chemistry, 1999, 2.

The 10 years of ORGLIST were celebrated scientifically in 2007, with a symposium on "Computers at the frontiers of Organic Chemistry" held in parallel with the 7th National Meeting of Organic Chemistry of the Portuguese Chemical Society, on July 17, 2007.