This notice is brought to you by The Sacramento Bee concerning recent updates to CAS software.
Scientists can now group reactions in answer sets according to more than 500 commonly known reaction types, e.g. reduction of nitro compounds to amines. This feature will help in quickly examining the diversity of a large set of reactions. The feature organizes reactions the way chemists think, so synthetic options are apparent more quickly.
This update follows the progression of steady enhancements to SciFinder. In December 2011, CAS added substance relevance ranking and bioactivity and target indicator features to SciFinder to help chemists and biologists quickly access the information they need most. In February 2012, one-click access to commercial chemical source pricing and availability information enabled scientists to go directly from a substance search to a purchasing decision at the supplier’s site. Just two months later, SciFinder debuted features that improve search convenience, including searching of substance properties, converting CAS Registry Numbers® to structures, and previewing substance and reference answer sets with the in-context Quick View window.
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