SciFinder(R) Enhancements Include Chemical Experimental Procedures to Expedite Scientific Research

By Chemical Abstracts Service, PRNE
Sunday, December 12, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 13, 2010 - Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's leading provider of
chemical information, today announced new time-saving advancements and
usability improvements to SciFinder, its premier research and discovery tool.
The enhancements will accelerate researchers' workflow and are especially
valuable for synthetic chemists and other researchers who are engaged in lab
preparations and synthesis planning.

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In addition to presenting cleaner, more streamlined layouts, CAS chemists
incorporated new features that enable researchers to

    - View experimental procedures in context with a reaction.
      Access experimental procedures from six American Chemical Society
      journals and patents from USPTO, EPO, and WIPO patents -- all released
      between 2005 and 2009. Examine, sort, and analyze experimental
      procedures for applicability to synthetic research needs.

    - Search structures using SMILES and InChI strings. Enter
      SMILES (Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry Specification) or InChI
      (International Chemical Identifier) text strings into SciFinder's
      drawing editor to conveniently generate structures.

    - Rank reactions by relevance. Bring the most relevant
      reactions to the top of your answer set, improving retrieval quality
      and speed.

"SciFinder has the most thorough, accurate, and largest combined
collection of patent and journal reaction procedures available in the world,"
said Christine McCue, vice president of marketing, CAS. "This is part of our
ongoing commitment to leadership in publicly disclosed chemical information."

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