SciFinder – Patent & Non-Java Structure Editor Updates

Another round of SciFinder updates from Chemical Abstracts Service:

  1. Direct PDF links for US patents. Access the patents without having to go out to USPTO or another 3rd party website. This includes ~800K patents from 1998-2013, then patents going forward. You’ll see the PDF icons in the reference answer sets, and in the reference and reaction detail views.
  2. More additions to the non-Java structure editor:
    • Add to Editor tool: convert a CAS Registry Number to a structure
    • Lock Atoms tool: block substitution at a designated atom
    • Selection tool: select all or part of a structure to copy, move or delete
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