COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's leader in chemical information, is making mobile easy. With no need to download a special app, the new SciFinder mobile platform allows researchers 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:
- 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."
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 REGISTRY(SM)— 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.
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.
SOURCE Chemical Abstracts Service