The most important databases in chemistry.

 

No.

Database name

Data type

Number of Records

Covered years

Note

Database Producer

Database Supplier

1

CA

Bibliography

18,600,000 4 records

1947-2001

Data from 8,000 journals, patents, books

Chemical Abstracts Service

Chemical Abstracts Service

2

REGISTRY

All types of chemical substances

34,200,000

1957-2001

2D-structures

Chemical Abstracts Service

HELP DESK lists worldwide representatives

3

CASREACT

Single-step and multistep reactions from journals and patents

326,000 documents,

2,600,000 single-step reactions,

3,000,000 multistep reactions

1974-2001

Patents from 1991

Chemical Abstracts Service

HELP DESK lists worldwide representatives

4

BEILSTEIN

Organic compounds,: structures, facts

7,700,000 substance records

1779-2000

Data from 120 organic chemistry journals

Beilstein Chemiedaten und Software GmbH

MDL Information Systems GmbH

5

GMELIN

Structures and facts on inorganic and organometallic chemistry

1,100,000 substance records

1817 1997

 

MDL Information Systems GmbH

MDL Information Systems GmbH

6

ChemInformRX

Single-step and multistep chemical reactions

610,000 single-step reactions,

340,000 multistep reactions

1991-2001

 

FIZ CHEMIE GmbH

FIZ CHEMIE GmbH

7

CHEMREACT

Organic reactions

400,000

1974-1991

Journals covered for the VINITI/ZIC structural database from 1975-1988

InfoChem GmbH

Springer-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

8

CSD

 

250.000 organic and organometallic 3D structures in the solid state

 

 

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

9

HODOC

Facts: Handbook of Data on Organic Compounds

26,000 organic substance records

To 2001

Physical and chemical data of organic compounds and is an extensive source of spectral data

CRC Press, Inc.

 

10

SCISEARCH

Bibliography on the broad fields of science

20,000,000

1974-2001

1,000 journals from the Current Contents

ISI - Thomson Scientific

 

11

SPECINFO

Bibliography, facts, spectra

152,500 compounds, 80,000 13C-NMR spectra, 1745 19F-NMR, 850 15N-NMR, 670 17O-NMR, 1925 31P-NMR, 17,070 IR spectra, 65,900 mass spectra

 

Organic and organometallic compounds

Chemical Concepts GmbH

Chemical Concepts GmbH

12

MARPAT

Patents

> 450,000 searchable Markush structures from patents covered by CAS

1988- 2001

 

Chemical Abstracts Service

Chemical Concepts GmbH

13

USPTO

Patents

> 2.700.000 patents

1976- 2001

 

United States Patent and Trademark Office

United States Patent and Trademark Office

14

STN

> 200 scientific, technical, business, and patent databases

15

NIST

> 100 databases