Formatting Chemical Names


This section gives tips for formatting chemical names for effective searching in STN Easy.

Chemical name formats

Chemical names often contain special symbols that require additional attention when searching.

Formatting tips

Follow these tips when formatting chemical names for searching in STN Easy.
For chemical names containing Formatting tip  Example
  • Superscripts
  • Subscripts
  • Italic letters
  • Italic numbers
Ignore the italicization or super/subscripting dichloromethane-d2
Greek letters Spell out the name of the Greek letter alpha-idosane
Brackets Replace brackets with parentheses benzo(b)thiophene
 Primes (apostrophes) Use a single quote  n,n'-dimethyl-1,2-ethanediamine

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