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Structure searching in CAS Online using STN Express: An introductory workshop

Advantages and disadvantages of structure searching

Advantages
  • Ask questions that are hard to ask in other ways
  • No need to know nomenclature
  • Get early access to substances before names are assigned
Disadvantages
  • Expensive ($36–$54 per search)
  • Structures are not available in the Registry File for some compounds (e.g. compounds that have more than 254 Carbons)


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