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.
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.
SciFinder Training: 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.
SciFinder Training: 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
SciFinder Training: 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.
SciFinder Training: Conduct a Similarity Structure Search
Learn how to conduct the broadest type of structure search and the types of structures you will retrieve.
SciFinder Training: 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.
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