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  • Brief description SciFinder is a database that provides unlimited access to chemical literature, indexing journal articles and patent records and other document types, as well as chemical substances and reactions.
  • Resource type References and abstracts


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SciFinder includes information on chemical names and structures, CAS Registry Numbers, properties, commercial availability and regulatory information; chemical reaction information including reaction schemes, experimental procedures, conditions, yields, solvents, catalysts as well as commercial availability of substances; chemistry and related science information found in journals, patents, dissertations and more. 


Search by: references, substances and reactions Saved searches, history of search sessions. SciPlanner Library, where you can visually organize the substances, reactions, and references for a particular project.

Search Tips

SciFinder training offers ideas to explore some of the substance and reaction search features.