Step-by-Step Reaction Searching in CAS SciFinderⁿ


Go beyond the traditional A -> B type of reaction query. With CAS SciFindern, there are many ways to initiate a search resulting in a reaction answer set. See a step-by-step approach to reaction searching and the subsequent ways to achieve effectively filtered results specific to your needs.  

    What you will learn

    • Conduct a reaction search and see how to effectively filter a vast number of results to bring back those with the highest percentage yield, or using preferred reagents, solvents, catalysts, or those that focus on a green chemistry approach. 
    • See how the retrosynthesis tool will help you find alternative approaches from published literature or the rule-based predictive process. 

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    CAS at the Fall 2022 ACS National Meeting

    Meet us at ACS Fall 2022 in Chicago to learn all about the latest CAS solutions, including CAS SciFinderⁿ, CAS Analytical Methods, and more. See our full schedule of booth presentations and technical sessions from our staff and 2022 CAS Future Leaders.

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    Searching the Derwent enhanced polymer indexing system on CAS STNext

    Polymers are described in different ways in patents – from structure drawings, to specific polymer names, starting materials, etc. Derwent has created a system for search and retrieval of polymer information in patents. This e-Seminar will discuss the Derwent enhanced polymer indexing system, and will include examples of polymer searches in the Derwent World Patents Index database.

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    Drug Design and Synthesis Searching in CAS SciFinder (Presented in Chinese)

    This CAS SciFinder webinar (presented in Chinese), will focus on cutting-edge research information in drug design, including SAR, structural modification, and optimization. Also, advances in synthetic chemistry (including CAS retrosynthesis) for drug design will be covered.

    Wednesday, September 21, 2022 · 10:00 – 11:00 am EDT | Online

    Nanotechnology Research in CAS SciFinderⁿ

    This CAS SciFinder webinar will feature best practices for searching nano-sized materials and their respective applications, and includes how a combination of substance, formula, and text searches combined with filtering capabilities drive focused search results.