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Use SciFinder for a quick search of chemical property data. In addition to property data, this search will provide the CAS registry number (CASRN) for the chemical or compound. This CASRN is a useful unique identifier that can also simplify using the other resources in this guide much easier. Note that Bates Faculty and Students are provided access to SciFinder via paid subscription and access requires users to set up an account and login.
Using SciFinder you can quickly search the chemical literature (References) and obtain detailed information about a substance (Substances). It is even possible to search for information about specific chemical reactions by constructing 2D representations of the reactants and/or products (Reactions)!
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