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SciFinder comprehensively covers the worldwide literature of chemistry including journal articles, patents, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, technical reports, government documents, and more. It also includes information about chemical structures, reactions, chemical suppliers, and biosequences. It features a wide range of search methods, including research topic, author name, CA abstract number, patent number, chemical structure, molecular formula, chemical name, CAS registry number, functional groups in reactions, bibliographic information, and more. For help using SciFinder, please see the SciFinder Training Materials.

This database is the electronic counterpart and continuation of the print publication Chemical Abstracts.

Dates covered

1907 - current.

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Chemical Abstracts Service