FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Mon Apr 11 16:42:03 EDT 2011

SciFinder® Mobile is the “Smart” Choice for Scientists and Researchers

Using smartphone technology, researchers can access SciFinder to speed scientific breakthroughs

COLUMBUS. OHIO, April 11, 2011 — Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world’s leader in chemical information and is making mobile easy for researchers. With no need to download a special app, the new SciFinder mobile platform allows scientists to use web-enabled smartphones to access CAS databases through SciFinder, the preferred research tool for chemical and related sciences. SciFinder Mobile is available to all SciFinder subscribers in commercial, academic and government organizations and can be accessed at scifinder.cas.org/mobile with most mobile devices.

CAS pioneered mobile access to substance information in 2005, with the first ever transmission of chemical structures to the BlackBerry. Now, for the first time ever, SciFinder subscribers can review Keep Me Posted results and Saved answer sets on-the-go with SciFinder Mobile.

In addition, SciFinder Mobile is not restricted by IP address or seats and provides unlimited access to popular SciFinder features such as:

Video: SciFinder Mobile Helps Scientists
  • Explore a research topic
  • Look up a chemical substance
  • Find or confirm a property for a substance
  • Review publications and references for an author or inventor
  • Find research published by a company or university

SciFinder Mobile is compatible with a wide range of smartphone operating systems, including:

  • Apple iOS
  • Google Android OS
  • Nokia Maemo and Symbian OS
  • RIM BlackBerry OS

“We set out to make SciFinder Mobile as convenient as SciFinder itself,” said Chris McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS. “SciFinder Mobile brings the most current and complete chemical information resources to a research community that is increasingly on the go –– and increasingly expecting ubiquitous support tools.”

About SciFinder
SciFinder® is the leading research tool for chemists and researchers, providing the essential content and proven results scientists need to increase productivity and make faster breakthroughs. The intuitive, award-winning application offers instant access to more references than any other scientific search service as well as the most comprehensive collection of chemical substance and reaction information, including CAS REGISTRYSM —- the gold standard of chemical substance collections. Fortune 500 corporations, more than 1,800 universities, and major government agencies around the world rely on SciFinder to fuel R&D initiatives and foster innovation.

About CAS
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world’s authority for chemical information. Our databases are curated and quality-controlled by CAS scientists, and recognized by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations, and patent offices around the world as authoritative. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder®, STN®, and Science IP® products and services), CAS delivers the most current, complete, and cross-linked digital information environment for scientific discovery. Learn more at www.cas.org.

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SciFinder users can snap a picture of the quick
response (QR) code with a smartphone QR reader
to try SciFinder Mobile