SciFindern System Requirements and Recommendations

To ensure the best SciFindern experience, use the latest recommended web browser technology. (Updated  November 1, 2017)

OS/Browser Recommendations

  • Windows 10: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR), Internet Explorer 11, Edge 15 and higher.
  • Windows 8, 8.1: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR), Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 8.1)
  • Windows 7: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR), Internet Explorer 11
  • Mac OS X 10.13: Safari 11.x, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR)
  • Mac OS X 10.12: Safari 10.x, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR)
  • Mac OS X 10.11: Safari 9.3 and higher, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR)
  • iOS 11: Safari 11.x, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 8.0 and higher
  • iOS 10: Safari 10.x, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 8.0 and higher
  • iOS 9: Safari 9.3, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 8.0 and higher
  • Android 7.x: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher
  • Android 6.x: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher
  • Android 5.x: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher
  • Android 4.x: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher

​Structure Editor Requirements

SciFindern users have two options for structure drawing:  ChemDoodle and CASDraw.

Meeting the basic browser and operating systems requirements outlined above, and having JavaScript and cookies enabled are sufficient to use these editors. A Java plug-in is not required.

Note:  iOS 10.3 with iCloud enabled is required for drawing package file import/export.

Internet Connection Requirements

Check with your organization's Site Administrator, Key Contact or help desk before changing any settings to conform to these requirements.

  • SSL (https) connection on port 443 to scifinder-n.cas.org.
  • http connection on port 80 to chemport.cas.org for full-text linking

Additional Recommendations and Requirements

  • JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.
  • Add https://scifinder-n.cas.org to your browser’s "Trusted Sites" and Pop-up blocker Exceptions lists.
  • A PDF reader is required for exporting and printing SciFindern answers and other information. Adobe Reader can be used with Mac or Windows computers. Preview is a free viewer provided with Mac OS X.
  • Appropriate ActiveX and plug-in permissions are required for Internet Explorer.
  • Firefox users may need to activate or update plug-ins if this icon appears in the URL/location bar: firefox_secure.png

Contact Us

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