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Chemistry collaboration to boost database

Springer and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will collaborate to include thousands of new experimental procedures for chemical reactions reported in Springer journals in the CAS databases.

This collaboration will increase the visibility of articles with experimental procedures published in 165 Springer chemistry journals from 1985 to the present.

The addition of experimental procedures from Springer journal articles provides important information that helps scientists evaluate search results. Using SciFinder, a tool that allows scientists to explore the CAS databases, critical full-text articles that are essential to scientists' research can be identified quickly.

CAS provides access to more than 62 million single- and multi-step reactions and synthetic preparations, as well as associated experimental procedures for reactions, through SciFinder.

The information in CAS is provided by journals from prestigious publishers and patents issued by major patent offices. CAS has long recognised how important global chemical publications are to research, and will continue adding relevant chemistry content throughout 2013.

'We’re delighted that experimental procedures from Springer are more accessible to researchers around the world through SciFinder,' said Berendina van Straalen, head of rights and permissions in the special licensing department at Springer. 'Scientists will now be able to easily identify the relevant Springer articles that will help them in the lab.'

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