ACS style is the citation style of the American Chemical Society.
Book (Basic format)
Author, A. A.; Author, B. B. Book Title (italics), Edition (if any); Publisher: Place of Publication, Year; Pagination.
Book (Single author)
Toedt, J. Chemical Composition of Everyday Products; Greenwood Press: Westport, Conn., 2005.
Book (Multiple authors)
Anastas, P. T.; Warner, J. C. Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice; Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1998.
Polyketides: Biosynthesis, Biological Activity, and Genetic Engineering; Rimando, A.M., Baerson, S.R., Eds.; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2007.
Article in Edited Book
Patel, J.; Dillard, M. Relativistic Effects in Chemistry. In Computational Chemistry, 2nd ed.; Lutz, L., Chu, S. W., Eds.; Academic: New York, 2000; pp 76-96.
Basic Format: Author, A. A; Author, B. B; Author, C. C. Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation (italics) [Online if online] Year (boldface), Volume (italics), Pagination.
Klinger, J. Influence of Pretreatment on Sodium Powder. Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 2755-2768.
Slunt, K. M.; Giancarlo, L. C. Student-Centered Learning: A Comparison of Two Different Methods of Instruction. J. Chem. Educ. 2004, 81, pp 985-988.
Porile, N.T. Nuclear Chemistry. In Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry. Lagowski, J.J., Ed. Simon & Schuster Macmillan: New York, 1997; Vol. 3, pp. 1027-1033.
Jones, M. Panel Urges NASA to Save Hubble Space Telescope. New York Times, July 16, 2004, p A1.
Online Journal article based on print edition
NOTE: The majority of articles retrieved from online publications are based on corresponding print versions. For these articles (normally in PDF format), the basic periodical reference style is used, but if the article has been viewed only in its electronic form, the designation "Online" is included in brackets after the journal abbreviation.
RECOMMENDED FORMAT: Author, A.A.; Author, B.B.; Author, C.C.; etc. Title of Article. Journal Abbreviation (italics) [Online] Year (boldface), Volume (italics), Inclusive pagination or other identifying information. URL of top page (accessed Month Day, Year).
McClintock, S.P.; Mills, N.S. Magic Acid Free Generation of Antiaromatic Dications at Room Temperature. J. Org. Chem. [Online] 2011, 76, 10254-10257. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/jo201512n (accessed Jan. 17, 2012).
Online Journal article retrieved from database provider
NOTE: Electronic copies of periodicals retrieved from subscription library databases sometimes provide only the original text (normally in HTML format) but not the original formatting or figures. For these articles, use the style for journals, and include the name of the database provider, the URL of the top page, and the date accessed.
Deichmann, U. The Expulsion of Jewish Chemists and Biochemists from Academia in Nazi Germany. Perspectives on Science [Online] 1999, 7, 1-86. Project Muse. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/perspectives_on_science/v007/7.1deichmann.html (accessed April 24, 2012)
Chemsoc Timeline. http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/timeline/timeline.asp (accessed May 19, 2012).
American Chemical Society Home Page. http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content (accessed Oct. 22, 2011).
Hale, W.J. Chemistry Triumphant: The Rise and Reign of Chemistry in a Chemical World [Online]; Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, MD, 1932; pp. 45-67. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015002902271 (accessed May 15, 2005).