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STN News Update: ReaxysFile, CAS REGISTRY, and more!

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There have been several notable changes to STN since we last checked in on the Intellogist Blog. Recently there has been a flurry of activity including:

  • The launch of a new collected database
  • Additional experimental property data in CAS REGISTRY
  • A big ReaxysFile update

Read on for more details of this triple news blast!

The first piece of news to touch on is the launch of the new PQSciTech database, which is a 25 database collection of the CSA databases. PQSciTech includes numeric property search, and all of the individual databases can still be searched separately (including the ability to create alerts/SDI for a specific file segment).

Databases included are as follows: AEROSPACE, ALUMINIUM, ANTE, AQUALINE, AQUASCI, BIOENG, CERAB, CIVILENG, COMPUAB, CONFSCI, COPPERLIT, CORROSION, ELCOM, EMA, ENVIROENG, HEALSAFE, LIFESCI, LISA, MATBUS, MECHENG, METADEX, OCEAN, POLLUAB, SOLIDSTATE, and WATER. Several of these are strictly engineering subject matter databases, so prior-art searchers looking for non-patent literature would do well to check out this newly available PQSciTech database if they have access to STN.

More experimental property data is available within CAS REGISTRY. This data comprises additional Wiley mass spectra and NMR spectra, with more spectra available later in 2012 according to STN.

ReaxysFile is a powerful database on STN with (far) more than 10 million substances, more than 10 million reactions, and more than 2 million citations dating back to 1771. There has been a major reload of data on ReaxysFile including an addition of more than 8 million substances, bringing the ReaxysFile on STN to parity with Reaxys. This reload is big news for those users stuck using both STN and Reaxys separately due to the lack of equal data.

To keep up-to-date on the latest in the ever changing world of STN, make sure to bookmark our STN Major Recent Updates page! What do you think of these updates? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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This post was contributed by Intellogist Team member Chris Jagalla. The Intellogist blog is provided for free by Intellogist’s parent company Landon IP, a major provider of patent searches, trademark searches, technical translations, and information retrieval services.


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