Need to Know - Structure Searching

CAS collaborated with SciFinder customers to develop a set of Need-to-Know Videos that cover practical, real-world applications 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. 

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.

Search for Chemical Compounds Using a Structure Search

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.

Find Property Data, Regulatory Information, Commercial Availability, Bioactivity and Synthesis Information

Learn how to find specific information about a substance, such as spectral and property data, regulatory restrictions, and bioactivity and target indicators.  See how to check for commercial availability and find experimental procedures for synthesizing the compound.

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