SciFinderⁿ Webinars

ScIFinder Webinars Schedule

Join us at our upcoming webinars to learn more about SciFinderⁿ or view recordings of previous webinars.

Schedule of Upcoming Webinars 


April 21, 2021

Biosequence Searching in SciFindern 

SciFindern is adding biosequence searching, and increasing our biosequences collection to over 500 million, providing an extended world of protein and nucleic acid sequence data to scientists.

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May 19, 2021

Back to Basics: Structure Searching in SciFindern

Structure searching is a powerful tool in SciFindern . It can help you find specific compounds in the CAS database. This webinar covers the basics of the CASDraw structure editor, and techniques for ring formation and substitution, allowing for variability in retrieved answers, and more.

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June 23, 2021

Advanced Reference and Substance Searching in SciFindern

Learn how to increase precision in your reference and substance search results by taking advantage of advanced search and refine features in SciFindern.

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August 18, 2021

Retrosynthesis Enhancements in SciFindern

SciFindern  uses state of the art AI technology, trained by the world's most comprehensive and accurate collection of chemical reactions, to provide  the premier synthetic planning solution available. Chemists can utilize SciFindern to easily build complete synthetic plans with a blend of experimentally derived and predicted reaction steps for both novel or known molecules. Learn about recent enhancements to the retrosynthesis planning tool.

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Recorded Webinars

Substantive Searching: New Options for Substance Searching in SciFindern

Summary: Whether you are investigating chemical novelty, determining how to synthesize a compound in the lab, shopping for commercial suppliers, or simply learning what is known about a specific molecule, chemical substances are frequently the preferred gateway to your research. In this webinar learn tips and tricks for effective structure and nomenclature searching and more.

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Get Reactions: Effective and Efficient Reaction Searching with SciFindern

Summary: Being prepared and efficient at the bench is paramount to your success when making new compounds in the lab.  Becoming proficient with the relevant synthetic literature for your planned synthesis is essential to your preparation. Learn from fellow organic chemists how to achieve the best results using SciFindern.

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Effective and Efficient Reference Searching in SciFindern

Summary: Whether you are coming up to speed for a new project, performing a competitive analysis, or applying for a research grant an effective literature review is an essential step in becoming proficient and productive with your research. Learn from our experts how SciFindern will cut the time you spend on this activity in half!

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How will I make this? Retrosynthetic analysis for  novel and known compounds with SciFinder

Summary: Creating the best synthetic plan can be challenging. Break through these challenges by learning how to leverage the industry leading retrosynthesis capabilities in SciFindern to gain new insights for the lab.

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Retrosynthesis with SciFindern: Advancing your research forward by working backwards.

Summary: In this webinar, join industry cheminformatics  leaders Dr. Peter Johnson and Dr. Orr Ravitz as they reveal how the SciFindern retrosynthesis engine  came to be along  with an exclusive look under the hood to see how it all works. 

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Hidden polymers -pro tips for finding them using SciFindern

Summary: Polymers are critical for many types of research, but can be tricky to search for. Learn from our experts how to locate the polymers you need with ease.

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SciFindern   - it's not just for chemistry

Summary: As chemistry and biology become more and more interdisciplinary, effectively locating relevant biological information is essential to your success. Let our experts show you how.

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How green is this pasture? - Assessing the IP Landscape with SciFindern

Summary: Establishing novelty, understanding freedom to operate, fencing out competition…there are any number of reasons to be knowledgeable with the relevant technical IP.  Our experts will show you that you don't need to be an expert patent searcher to understand the IP landscape for your technology interests.

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Compound Interest - searching properties and spectra  using SciFindern 

Summary: You know how important chemical and physical properties are in your work to develop your next innovation.  Learn how to unlock  and utilize the wealth of available property and spectra information  with SciFindern

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Summary: Whether you are coming up to speed for a new project, performing a competitive analysis, or seeking VC funding, building from what is already known in patent and journal literature is essential for making business decisions quickly and with confidence. This introductory level webinar will reveal how SciFindern improves search effectiveness and efficiency, allowing significant benefits in time savings and increased confidence in decision making.

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Who wrote that?  - Searching for authors and organizations using SciFindern 

Summary: Trying to assess the research portfolio of a potential competitor or collaborator? Learn from our experts how to quickly find and analyze  the research being done by specific thought leaders or organizations.

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Analyze This - Leveraging  the Analytical Literature using SciFindern and MethodsNow®

Summary: As an analytical chemist, you know that analytical techniques are constantly evolving and improving  but you often are at a loss on how to keep up to date.  Our experts will show  you how to use SciFinder-n and MethodsNow to stay on top of your analytical game.

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Better Living Through Chemistry - Advancing your Agrochemical Research with SciFindern


Whether your research focuses on promoting plant growth, protecting seeds or defending against fungi or insects,  you are nowhere without a fundamental understanding of the supporting scientific literature. In this webinar, you will learn the best search and analysis techniques to efficiently unearth the compounds claimed in agrochemical application and found in agrochemical formulations.

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Next Stop, the Clinic - Preparing your new Drug for Clinical Research with SciFindern and Formulus® 


In pharmaceutical research, you know that having an efficacious, bioactive molecule only gets you so far.  As you drive towards the clinic, your research  strategy takes on a new dimension. In this webinar,  our experts reveal their secret recipes for finding relevant data on formulations, excipients, drug delivery systems and more.

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Metals, Alloys and Salts, Oh My - Mining a wealth of Inorganic Chemistry with SciFindern 


Metal complexes and coordination compounds are an important part of your research, but effectively searching for them in the chemical literature can certainly be challenging.  In this webinar, learn tried and true techniques for unlocking the door to the literature for inorganic chemicals, alloys, and mixtures.

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Catalysis Searching in SciFindern

Catalysts play a vital role in lowering activation energies for chemical reactions. In this webinar we will describe how to search coordination compounds used as catalysis, and also how to search less well-defined catalysts like molecular sieves, zeolites and enzymes used in biotransformations. We will also describe how to search for reaction mechanisms and reaction kinetics. 

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SciFindern  Back To Basics

SciFindern was developed to help scientists get to the most relevant information faster. In this session we will review the ways this is done. We will also review setting up broader exploratory text searches as well as text searches that are focused on more precise results. Refining your results in SciFindern can also be done using filters and the Search Within options.

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New Visualizations in SciFindern

New data visualizations are available in SciFindern . Attend this webinar and see how to visualize the structural similarity of chemicals, review biosequence search results graphically, and more...

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