Archive for the ChemSpider Searches Category

The ChemSpider chemistry search engine was built with the intention of aggregating and indexing chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository and making it available to everybody. Certainly, “everybody” doesn’t work in the same way and therefore the delivery of ChemSpider searching in various forms seems like a natural way to potentially expand usage and availability. As a result of the need to deliver searching in appropriate ways to you, the users, we have developed the abilities to deliver searching through browser plug-ins or even directly embedded in your website.

Now ChemSpider searches can be accessed via the ChemSpider webpage, via the PC-based desktop drawing package ACD/ChemSketch, via a toolbar add-in for both Internet Explorer and Firefox and via your own website.

This technical note describes how to perform text-based searches for chemical structures using inputs of systematic names, trade names and synonyms, registry numbers, InChI codes and SMILES strings by embedding the search directly into your webpage. This technical note describes how to implement the Browser add-ins.

Until this point searches of the ChemSpider database have only been possible across all content, over 10 million compounds. The ability to narrow the search has now been introduced by allowing one or more individual data sources to be selected for the search. In order to perform a search based only on selected data sources simply enter the Advanced Search Mode and select the Data Sources checkbox. The Selection Box shown below will be displayed. Usage is self-explanatory. Enjoy…we welcome any feedback.

ChemSpider Data Sources