CHEMCATS - Information on Submitting a Structure Data File

CHEMCATS® accepts Structure Files in .sdf format only.  CHEMCATS advises against attempting to manually construct Structure Files because this increases the likelihood for errors in formatting and accuracy that may make your data unusable.  Instead, CHEMCATS suggests that you electronically generate your .sdf using molecular drawing or other chemical data processing software.

Suppliers with large catalog offerings may be required to submit their information using the SDF format.

Each record must contain the following:

  • Header Information (four lines in standard format)
  • Connection Table
    • Please include salt data in the connection table and not in a separate tag field
    • If your compounds have chiral centers, please contact us for further information regarding proper file format.
  • Tag information
  • End-of-record-delimiter ('$$$$')

To maximize visibility in SciFinder®, the following product details are strongly encouraged:

  • Availability (Maintained in stock, Typically in stock, Limited or intermittent availability, Synthesis on demand) new
  • Ships Within (1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, Over 8 weeks) new
  • Experimental Property field set to Available or Not Available (use Available if spectra data, such as NMR and Mass Spectra, can be provided upon request new
  • Price
  • Quantity

At this time CHEMCATS is only able to accept Structure Data Files in V2000 format.  If you have any concerns regarding the format of your file, please contact

The following is an example of a structure file:

SDF Example


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