In response to your recent feedback we have now made it easier to see at a glance the Systematic name or PhysChem Properties for a compound.

Here is an example of the new record layout for glucose:



Clicking on any of the hyperlinks in the central column will expand the information available. The Search Google Scholar link will enable you to expand a search into the scientific literature based on the approved names and synonyms in ChemSpider.

Searching Similar will bring a table of compounds which share the same skeleton, but may have variations in the stereochemistry. The results are displayed in a grid format. New visual icons are now available to help you select the relevant record. These icons will tell you if there is information from Wikipedia, or if spectra are available for that compound.


Clicking on the structure image or the ChemSpider ID will take you back to the record view for each individual compound.

Other icons will be indicative of specific stereochemistry or double bond geometry or if the compound is a charged species or if it an isotope.


   = no, of defined stereocenters


                                = double-bond geometry


                                  = charged species


                              = non-regular isotope

glucose8                                   = spectra


                                           = Wikipedia

Scrolling down the record view will still give lots more information about the compound such as commercial vendors, links to biological, toxicity and safety data, as well as links to RSC journals, books and databases.

We have also made it easier for you to keep the information from different info boxes by adding a print button. For example you can now print a spectrum of interest.



Don’t forget that you can also Add your comments, compounds, literature references and spectra to ChemSpider by clicking on the right hand hyperlinks at the top of the record view.

For adding anything but comments you need to be a registered and logged on user.

Please do continue to let us know what you think about these enhancements and if there is anything else that you would like to see on the website.

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