CAS collaborated with SciFinder customers to develop a set of training videos that cover practical, real-world examples of SciFinder features and capabilities. Averaging only three minutes, these videos will quickly give you the information you need for using SciFinder effectively and advancing your research.

SciFinder Training: Input Structures Using the Drawing Editor

See ways to input a structure into SciFinder to conduct a substance or reaction search. You can draw a structure using the tools in SciFinder’s drawing editor, search a structure that you drew in another drawing application, or automatically draw a structure by starting with a CAS Registry Number or SMILES or InChI string.


Use a Structure Search to Find Compounds

See how to search for chemical compounds using a structure search in SciFinder. Learn how to access physical, chemical and biological property information. Find references associated with the substance, related reactions, information about its commercial availability and regulatory information, when available.


Conduct an Exact Structure Search

Learn how to conduct the most precise type of structure search and the types of results you will retrieve. See how to modify the search to remove salts and mixtures.


Conduct a Substructure Search

Learn how to search for a structure embedded within larger structures and the types of results you will retrieve. See how to use the show precision analysis capability to focus your results.


Conduct a Similarity Structure Search

Learn how to conduct the broadest type of structure search and the types of structures you will retrieve.


Comparison of Structure Search Types

See how the different types of search options—Exact, Substructure, and Similarity—impact the search results. A single structure is used for all three searches so that you can clearly understand how answers are affected.


Manage Substitution with Structure Drawing Tools

The ability to control substitution in a substructure search is an important tool that allows you find the type of answers you. In this video, you will learn about eight tools that help you control substitution in a substructure search.


Understand Substance Details

Substance details contain useful information including property data and access to regulated chemical list information. Learn what is included in the details and how you can use this information to your advantage when searching SciFinder