CAS SciFinder-n is the latest scientific information solution from CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. In addition to the reference, substance, reaction and supplier content found in CAS SciFinder®,
CAS SciFinder-n includes relevance-ranked results, step-by-step procedures and protocols, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, touch-screen enabled structure drawing and much more—all accessible in a simple, easy-to-use interface. (Drew users only. Go
HERE to learn about how to register for a CAS SciFinder Account.)
PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and bioactivity data in three databases, PCSubstance, PCCompound, and PCBioAssay, respectively. Integrated with Entrez, which is NCBI’s primary search engine, PubChem also provides compound substance data.
ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database from the Royal Society of Chemistry that provides text and structure search capabilities for accessing information about millions of chemical structures. ~from the website
Substance Searching in Scifinder-web (traditional version)
Once logged into SciFinder, find Substance Identifier in the left search column and click on it.
The search box will change.Type in the name of your substance in the search box and click Search.
Substance Search Results
You'll see information for one or more substances that match your keyword displayed on the screen. Click on the CAS number to see the entire entry.
In the Chemical Substance entry:
A- is the chemical formula
B- is the structure diagram
C- Is the CAS Number for the Substance.
D- Is a link to get references (articles, patents etc) that are linked with this substance.
If you click on the "Get References" tab at the top of the Substance Entry, you will be asked to limit your results-- we suggest Uses and Properties
Scifinder searches will likely produce a lot of patent material. To limit just to journal articles: