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What is SciFinder-n?
SciFinder-n is an index to the literature in chemistry and chemistry-related subjects such as biochemistry, medicinal chemistry and chemical engineering. In addition to journal articles it indexes the patent literature.
SciFinder-n patent content
SciFinder-n indexes patents from 63 patent authorities including:
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
- European Patent Office (EPO)
- French Patent Office (INPI - Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle)
- German Patent Office (DPMA)
- Japanese Patent Office (JPO)
- Russian Patent Office (ROSPATENT - Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks)
- United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)
- United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Dates of coverage vary but a full list is available:
SciFinder-n: key features
if you are interested in finding chemistry-related patents, these are the advantages of using SciFinder:
- It indexes substance names, molecular formulas and registry numbers
- You can search by structure, substructure or reaction, not just text
- The PatentPak feature provides easy access to substances in patents
But you cannot search by patent classification code.
PatentPak is a feature of SciFinder-n which presents information from 46 of the patent authorities in a format which is designed to provide quicker and easier access. For example it extracts chemical structures and links directly to the patent PDF. For more information there is a video from CAS. Click on the image below to open the video in a new window:
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SciFinder-n is a new version of SciFinder, the largest index to chemistry and related literature. Search by topic, author, compound name, molecular formula or structure.