As we roll out the National Chemical Database Service to the community we intend to incorporate those databases and services that we believe will offer the greatest value to the community and the highest return on investment to EPSRC. One of these services we believe is access to a service allowing for chemists to determine where to SOURCE a chemical – i.e. who are the vendors, what is the price, what is the contact information for the vendor(s)? We will serve this need in a couple of ways. One of these is by providing access to the Accelrys Available Chemicals Directory. We are presently testing the integration for release. Searching can of course be performed based on chemical name but we will provide both structure and substructure-based searching. We intend to provide access to a number of structure drawing tools for structure-based searching and therefore allow the user to choose their preferred drawing integration. Please feel free to suggest your favorite software package for drawing and we can consider integration moving forward. For now an EARLY view of the integration, and certainly work in progress, is shown in the movie here.
Initial Demonstration of the Integration to the Accelrys Available Chemicals Directory Web Service
28 Dec 2012