Help & FAQ

  1. General Help
  2. How much does this cost?
  3. Can I find exact structure matches?
  4. Where is structure search for mobile devices?
  5. Can I place this search on my web site?
  6. What else are you going to do with it?
  7. Can I upload lists of compounds to confirm coverage?

General Help

Thank you for using Compound Search. Compound Search enables users to perform text searches (name, InChI, InChI key, mass, formula) and structure searches. The chemical names in our spectral databases include standardized names as well as common or "street" names - so, for example, if one searches for "snow" on Compound Search, you get results for an illegal drug with the street name "snow". Of course, one could also find that same compound using a systematic name, its exact molecular weight (albeit with many other compounds), its InChI (International Chemical Identifier), its InChI Key (a shorter version of the InChI), or its molecular formula (Hill sorted of course). You could also search for it by drawing its structure.
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How much does this cost?

Compound Search is free. It is for informational purposes only and should not be relied on for research or clinical applications. See our terms of use.
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Can I find exact structure matches?

We understand that you don't have time to wade through thousands of results. Compound Search's sole purpose is to tell you whether a compound appears in a specific database so that you'll know whether that database meets your needs. To speed this up, we provide exact structure matches only. Substructure searching provides too many results and is too imprecise for the purposes of verifying coverage.
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Where is structure search for mobile devices?

We use Peter Ertl's structure editor, which is a Java application that can be used on most desktop operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Most mobile devices do not currently support Java.
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Can I place this search on my web site?

Wiley is making code available to selected partners to enable search. Please send your request as an e-mail using our "further information" button. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all requests.
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What else are you going to do with it?

We plan on expanding coverage to the other spectral libraries and chemistry databases published by Wiley. Watch this space.
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Can I upload lists of compounds to confirm coverage?

We've not implemented this and do not have plans to do so.
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Accepted entries are chemical names, InChI and InChI keys, molecular weights and formulas (Hill sorted)