CAS and Thieme Publishing Group Collaborate to Expand Access to Chemical Reaction Information

Experimental procedures are an integral part of the organic synthetic research cycle

Jun 10, 2013, 17:20 ET from Chemical Abstracts Service

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's authority for chemical information, and Thieme Publishing Group, a leading publisher of scientific and medical journals and books, have announced that hundreds of thousands of experimental procedures for chemical reactions from two prestigious Thieme organic chemistry journals will soon be available in SciFinder®, the choice for chemistry research™. 

Experimental procedures from the high-impact Thieme journals SYNLETT and SYNTHESIS from 1967 to the present are being added to the CAS databases for delivery in SciFinder. 

"SYNTHESIS and SYNLETT are our flagship journals for synthetic chemists," said Guido F. Herrmann, managing director Thieme Chemistry. "We are delighted that all scientists around the world using SciFinder will now benefit from convenient access to the synthetic methods from these vital publications."

CAS provides millions of experimental procedures for reactions  from other sources including English-language translations from German and Japanese patents, the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry's, Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry and Acta Chimica Sinica, hundreds of Springer journals and all ACS Publications journals in addition to English-language patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (2000 to the present). 

"Whether finding useful reactions or identifying the most relevant publications, experimental procedures are critical to synthetic research," said Christine McCue, CAS vice president of marketing. "CAS is pleased to collaborate with Thieme to help scientists identify the procedures and the journal articles that best align with their research needs."

Chemical Abstracts Service (, a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world's authority for chemical information. CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect and organize all publicly disclosed chemical substance information. A team of scientists worldwide curates and controls the quality of the databases, which are recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by organizations around the world. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder® and STN®), CAS delivers the most current, complete, secure and interlinked digital information environment for scientific discovery.

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held STM publishing house employing more than 900 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 140 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. Popular online products include Thieme E-Journals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via, Thieme's platform for electronic products.


SOURCE Chemical Abstracts Service