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SciFinder-n: Substances

Frequently Asked Questions

Finding Polymer Substances

Tips for Searching Substances in SciFinder-n (video, 25 min.)

Whether you are investigating chemical novelty, determining how to synthesize a compound in the lab, shopping for commercial suppliers, or simply learning what is known about a specific molecule, chemical substances are frequently the preferred gateway to your research, SciFinder-n can help you be more productive. from CAS website. Captions are in process.

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Structure Searching in SciFinder-n (video, 1:35 min.)

Learn to upload a structure drawn in CAS. Structure searching simultaneously performs an exact search, substructure search, and similarity search. from CAS website. Captions are in process.

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Hidden Polymers - Pro Tips for Finding Them using SciFinder-n (video, 32 min.)

In this webinar from CAS, you will learn how to:

  • understand how polymers are curated in the CAS Registry to allow them to be effectively described and discovered
  • search for polymers by structure, nomenclature or molecular formula
  • filter search results by important structural characteristics
  • efficiently link to literature describing polymeric applications, properties, and preparation

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This video is long, but it has helpful information.

If you can't see this video, try the substance searching section of the SciFinder-n Tutorial page. opens new window