SciFinder Scholar 2006 and SciFinder 2006 are out

Aug 29, 2005 by

Both SciFinder Scholar 2006 and SciFinder 2006 were launched at the ACS meeting in Washington.

Among the new features for each product:

  • Similarity Searching – as a complement to SciFinder substructure searching, similarity searching permits new options for identifying substances of interest via precise statistical analysis using the Tanimoto algorithm;
  • Structure Query Tools – to identify substances more precisely, new tools permit drawing a variable attachment point and a repeating group;
  • Reaction Searching – finding reaction information has been enriched with new content and features; these include reaction conditions and identifying intermediate reactions in a multi-step reaction. Scientists can also click any substance in the reaction display to find additional information, including retro-synthetic pathways;
  • Navigation & Usability – improvements include duplicate detection and removal for more efficient combined searching of the CAplus and MEDLINE databases. A new Locate feature permits quick access to journal and patent documents by entering journal titles, author names and other partial bibliographic information.
  • and, finally, a Mac version on OS X will appear in fourth quarter 2005, certainly not soon enough.

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