With one week to go before the American Chemical Society meeting we have unveiled the new ChemSpider website for feedback and comments.We believe that we have made the site easier to navigate, more visually appealing and faster to navigate. The new site map should be very helpful in navigating the site.

We are presently gathering feedback from users with different browsers, updating some of our documentation and generally optimizing performance and navigation across the site. All feedback is welcomed…we’d love to hear from you!

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7 Responses to “New ChemSpider website unveiled for feedback”

  1. Nate Butlin says:

    Where did substructure searching go?!?!?

  2. Antony Williams says:

    The old substructure search capability has been removed fro the time-being as it was not working properly. We are presently reviewing options as to the best path forward to provide improved capabilities in this area and intend to rollout a new solution in the next few weeks.

  3. Chris Singleton says:

    Are there options to have some of the attributes displayed without having to explicitly select them? For example, can I set my account so that the mass is always displayed for any structure I select, without having to select the mass link?

  4. Antony Williams says:

    That capability doesn’t exist Chris. But it’s an interesting request. We have given the ability to position and keep open/closed certain infoboxes but this is an interesting request above and beyond that. You are a mass spectrometrist so this makes sense. Adding it to the list of potential enhancements.

  5. Nate Butlin says:

    I recently came across Chemspider randomly for my current project and found the substructure tool invaluable for what I was doing, even though it was a little rough. I assume the issue is worse with the new website so that is why it isn’t available. I find this tool to be by far the most powerful option relative to what else is available on the web and look forward to it coming back. I know many who are in the same situation (industry) and are probably not aware of Chemspiders existence.

    In general, I think the new site is very clean and easier to navigate, with the include/exclude hydrogens being an excellent improvement in the searching element. A couple options for the future list would be a sorting functionality on search results so that the results could be sorted by MW or prioritized by those structures having Wiki links or patents (as symbolized in the first column).

  6. Antony Williams says:

    Nate, thanks for the positive feedback. I can commit that when the substructure search capability is added it will outperform what we have had in place until this time. Understand the feedback on the Mw prioritizing and those with links and patents. Right now it prioritizes a page based on the highest number of publications/patents and we need to enable it across multiple pages.

  7. Shauna Crane says:

    Thanks so much for this site, i didnt know this existed and now im not sure i can live without it.. :) Really want the Substructure search working properly.

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