SciFindern System Requirements and Recommendations

To ensure the best SciFindern experience, and to conform with the most recent Internet security standards, use the latest recommended web browser technology. (Updated  May 2018)

OS/Browser Recommendations

  • Windows 10: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR), Internet Explorer 11, Edge 15 and higher.
  • Windows 8, 8.1: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR), Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 8.1)
  • Windows 7: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR), Internet Explorer 11
  • Mac OS X 10.13: Safari 11.x, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR)
  • Mac OS X 10.12: Safari 10.x, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR)
  • Mac OS X 10.11: Safari 9.3 and higher, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher, Firefox 52 (ESR)
  • iOS 11: Safari 11.x, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 8.0 and higher
  • iOS 10: Safari 10.x, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 8.0 and higher
  • iOS 9: Safari 9.3, Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 8.0 and higher
  • Android 7.x: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher
  • Android 6.x: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher
  • Android 5.x: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher
  • Android 4.x: Chrome 60 and higher, Firefox 55 and higher

​Structure Editor Requirements

SciFindern users have two options for structure drawing:  ChemDoodle and CASDraw.

Meeting the basic browser and operating systems requirements outlined above, and having JavaScript and cookies enabled are sufficient to use these editors. A Java plug-in is not required.

Note:  iOS 10.3 with iCloud enabled is required for drawing package file import/export.

Internet Connection Requirements

Check with your organization's Site Administrator, Key Contact or help desk before changing any settings to conform to these requirements.

  • SSL (https) connection on port 443 to scifinder-n.cas.org.
  • http connection on port 80 to chemport.cas.org for full-text linking

Additional Recommendations and Requirements

  • JavaScript and cookies must be enabled.
  • Add https://scifinder-n.cas.org to your browser’s "Trusted Sites" and Pop-up blocker Exceptions lists.
  • A PDF reader is required for exporting and printing SciFindern answers and other information. Adobe Reader can be used with Mac or Windows computers. Preview is a free viewer provided with Mac OS X.
  • Appropriate ActiveX and plug-in permissions are required for Internet Explorer.
  • Firefox users may need to activate or update plug-ins if this icon appears in the URL/location bar: firefox_secure.png

Contact Us

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