SciFinder's New SciPlanner(TM) Tool Provides Chemists New Ways to Plan Their Research

By Chemical Abstracts Service, PRNE
Sunday, April 17, 2011

SciFinder(R) enhancement allows researchers to create and customize synthetic pathways

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 18, 2011 - Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's leading provider of
chemical information, today introduced major enhancements to its SciFinder(R)
research tool. One new feature is SciPlanner(TM), a ground-breaking
interactive workspace that enables scientists to more quickly identify
synthesis options for designing the best research pathways and approaches.

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SciPlanner allows users to create customized reaction pathways as well as
organize and manage SciFinder results in ways they find most useful. Users
can integrate reactions, experimental procedures, substances, and references
from multiple documents. Specifically, the new tool enables researchers to:

    - For the first time ever, create complete reaction pathways
      from individual reactions across multiple publications that are indexed
      in the CAS databases.
    - Visualize and consolidate preferred reaction strategies in a
      single place and combine them with references, structures, reactions,
      and substances.
    - Create reports to share specific reaction pathways for
      assignment, distribution, and presentation to colleagues.

In addition, new convenience features have been added to SciFinder that
allow users to:

    - Sort reference answer sets by citation count to identify
      influential authors, research concepts, and potential collaborators.
    - Copy/paste ISIS/Draw structures directly into the SciFinder
      structure drawing editor to save time.
    - Extend searches to articles cited in Medline references with the
      addition of citation data to Medline records.

"SciPlanner is taking research to a new level," said Christine McCue,
vice president of marketing, CAS. "It allows scientists to better leverage
CAS' authoritative content by organizing search results the way they want to
help them to create new pathways and arrive at decisions faster."

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