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Using SciFinder: Searching in SciFinder

SciFinder is an entry to research from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more.

Search types

When you log in to SciFindern, search options are presented at the top of the Home page. (You can click the SciFindern logo to return to the Home page at any time.)

All: All finds substances, reactions, references, and suppliers that match your query. You can enter search terms that identify the subject of interest (e.g., keyword, research topic, document identifier, patent information, substance name, CAS Registry Number) or draw/import a structure query

Substances: Find substances by search terms, a chemical structure, or both.

Reactions: Find reactions by substance name, CAS Registry Number, CAS Reaction Number, and document identifier or chemical structure that identifies a substance that participates in the reaction.

References: Find references by search terms, a chemical structure, or both.

Suppliers: Find suppliers by substance name or CAS Registry Number or chemical structure.

Sequences: Find sequences by protein/nucleotide string or a .txt/.fasta file.

Retrosynthesis: Perform a retrosynthetic analysis on a drawn or imported target structure.