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Springer and Chemical Abstracts Service collaborate to accelerate chemistry research

March  28th,   2013

Experimental procedures help scientists make better decisions quicker

Springer and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will collaborate to include thousands of new experimental procedures for chemical reactions reported in Springer journals in the CAS databases. This collaboration will increase the visibility of articles with experimental procedures published in 165 Springer chemistry journals from 1985 to the present.

The addition of experimental procedures from Springer journal articles provides important information that helps scientists evaluate search results. Using SciFinder® The choice for chemistry research™, a tool that allows scientists to explore the CAS databases, critical full-text articles which are essential to scientists in their research can be identified quickly.

CAS provides access to more than 62 million single- and multi-step reactions and synthetic preparations, as well as associated experimental procedures for reactions, through SciFinder®. The information in CAS is provided by journals from prestigious publishers and patents issued by major patent offices. CAS has long recognized how important global chemical publications are to research, and will continue adding relevant chemistry content throughout 2013.

“We’re delighted that experimental procedures from Springer are more accessible to researchers around the world through SciFinder,” said Berendina van Straalen, Head of Rights and Permissions, Special Licensing Department at Springer. “Scientists will now be able to easily identify the relevant Springer articles that will help them in the lab.”

Christine McCue, Vice President of Marketing at CAS, added, "CAS is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and authoritative chemical information.  The addition of experimental procedures from the respected Springer collection complements the millions of procedures already available from other esteemed publishers and patent authorities. The information will help scientists using SciFinder identify the preferred synthetic methods, and is an integral part of the research cycle as they seek the original published research.”

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.

Springer Science+Business Media ( is a leading global scientific publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in the automotive, transport and healthcare sectors. Roughly 2,500 journals and more than 7,000 new books are published by Springer each year, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. Springer employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe and in 2011 generated sales of approximately EUR 875 million.

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