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SciFinder Enhancements Include Chemical Experimental Procedures to Expedite Scientific Research

December  13, 2010 - 

Columbus, Ohio Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the global leader in chemical information and a division of the American Chemical Society, today introduced new enhancements to SciFinder, its premier research and discovery tool. The enhancements will accelerate researchers' workflow and are especially valuable for synthetic chemists and other researchers who are engaged in lab preparations and synthesis planning.

In addition to presenting cleaner, more streamlined layouts, CAS chemists incorporated new features that enable researchers to

  • View experimental procedures in context with a reaction. Access experimental procedures from six American Chemical Society journals and patents from USPTO, EPO, and WIPO patents -- all released between 2005 and 2009. Examine, sort, and analyze experimental procedures for applicability to synthetic research needs.
  • Search structures using SMILES and InChI strings. Enter SMILES (Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry Specification) or InChI (International Chemical Identifier) text strings into SciFinder's drawing editor to conveniently generate structures.
  • Rank reactions by relevance. Bring the most relevant reactions to the top of your answer set, improving retrieval quality and speed.

"SciFinder has the most thorough, accurate, and largest combined collection of patent and journal reaction procedures available in the world," said Christine McCue, vice president of marketing, CAS. "This is part of our ongoing commitment to leadership in publicly disclosed chemical information."

 

About CAS

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world's authority for chemical information. CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect and organize all publicly disclosed substance information. A team of scientists worldwide curates and controls the quality of our databases, which are recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations and patent offices around the world. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder® and STN®), CAS delivers the most current, complete, secure and interlinked digital information environment for scientific discovery.

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