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Chemistry database growing at fastest rate ever

28 August 2007



Chemical Abstracts Service has broken its personal record for the largest number of entries added to the CAplus database in a single week. In the week beginning July 30, 24,623 records were entered

CAS' weekly input has reached an average of 20,924 records - a 7 per cent increase on 2006's average data entry. The increase means researchers using SciFinder, SciFinder Scholar and STN now have access to a greater quantity of daily updated scientific information from scientific journals and patent applications

Recent additions to the database include: patent records from 1870-1889; utility model patents issued from January 1, 2007 from the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China; and French and German language abstracts from the European Patent Office.

The announcement was made at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, August 20, 2007.

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