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The National Chemical Database Service is funded by the EPSRC and hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry. They have produced a series of webinars about their databases which you can find on youtube:
- SPRESIweb is a structure and reaction database for organic chemists which you can search by name, structure or formula.
- ARChem is another tool for synthetic organic chemists which allows you to generate a set of rules for finding synthetic pathways based on the RSCs Methods in Organic Synthesis. It aims to help find the most suitable ways to synthesise a compound. Each university has a quota of searches allowed on this database.
- ACD/i-Lab2 contains experimental property data from the literature and predicted data, including spectra and log P and can be searched by compound name or structure.
- Chemicalize is a free web application where you can type in a url and it will augment the web page, pulling out any chemical structures.
Worth exploring for any discipline which uses chemical information.continue reading