Just found out about this free-to-access data collection on the web, and want to be sure you know about it, too: ChemSpider is a “collection of compound data from across the web, provided for the benefit of the community by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). It aggregates chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository and makes it available to everybody.” Freely.
The collection builds on sources by adding additional properties, related information, and links back to original data sources. It also offers text and structure searching to find compounds of interest, and provides unique services to improve data through curation and annotation, and to integrate it with users’ applications. The ChemSpider SyntheticPages, CS|SP, “extends the model to cover reactions, providing quick publication, peer review and semantic enhancement of repeatable reactions.”
ChemSpider’s mission is to bring together compound data on the web, improve the quality of public chemistry data sources, provide a publishing platform for the addition and preservation of data, make this data accessible and reusable, and to integrate with publications. All in all, a thoroughly worthy enterprise, so I wanted to give it a shout out here.
More as it happens,