Search better: tips and tricks for structure and reaction searching in CAS SciFinderⁿ

SciFindern Webinar


Every CAS SciFindern user has experienced the challenges of navigating the large variety of substances when performing a structure and reaction search. Join our panel of CAS experts as they share best practices for getting the most relevant results in your answer set when searching for specific compound classes, like polymers, isotopes, and coordination compounds. 

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What you will learn

  • How to build structure and reaction queries, including the use of variables, to find related structures and reactions 
  • How to specify an unusual mass (isotope) within your structure 
  • Ways to include stereocenters in your structure and reaction queries

Upcoming Events

STNext Gradient

Thursday, October 26, 2023 · 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT | Online

IP structure searches may have broad descriptions of cyclic systems where the elements, individual rings, or fusion types of rings in the ring system has too many options to be defined in a structure search. Learn how to use the Ring System Data elements in CAS REGISTRY®, specifically built to assist in defining rings using a unique set of search fields.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023 · 4:00 – 4:45 am EDT | Online

Join us as CAS SciFinderⁿ experts walk you through recent solution enhancements. We will go in-depth, helping you understand how to take advantage of newly released features and the overall impact on researching in CAS SciFinderⁿ. Stick around until the end for a preview of some additional enhancements you can expect in the coming months.

STNext Gradient

Thursday, October 05, 2023 · 9:00 – 9:15 am EDT | Online

Databases in CAS STNext® include a wealth of citations, including both patent and non-patent literature. This information can be a steppingstone for your searches and analyses by supporting a comprehensive prior art search, finding key patents, identifying licensing opportunities, and more.

STNext Gradient

Wednesday, October 04, 2023 · 9:00 – 9:15 am EDT | Online

CAS STNext® contains a broad range of citation information for both patent and non- patent literature. This session will provide an overview of this type of data and tips for searching in the Derwent World Patents Index, CAplus, and other relevant databases on CAS STNext, including search examples.

Thursday, September 28, 2023 · 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT | Online

CAS STNext offers powerful alerting features that help you stay up-to-date with the latest developments in your areas of interest, monitor competitor patenting activities, watch for potential infringements, and more.