The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK, has announced the release of ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta, a community resource of reaction synthesis procedures. The launch of a beta site is the result of a collaboration between ChemSpider, a free online structure centric community for chemists, and the original SyntheticPages. SyntheticPages is a freely available interactive database of synthetic chemistry for the dissemination of practical and reliable organic, organometallic and inorganic chemical synthesis, reactions and procedures deposited by synthetic chemists.
Under the partnership, ChemSpider will host content from SyntheticPages. A search of ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta allows identification and detailing of the experimental procedures for the synthesis of specific chemical compounds. The database has been seeded with SyntheticPages.org data and will be expanded by inclusion of data from journal articles published by RSC.
Researchers will also be able to deposit their own synthetic procedures to the site. Using online semantic markup technologies and integrating to the ChemSpider database will allow interactive display of chemical structures, spectral data and a multitude of related data. Scientists can comment upon a growing resource of interactive synthetic processes, while leveraging the resources contained within the ChemSpider databases.
ChemSpider SyntheticPagesbeta is released in beta form for feedback from the community at www.chemspider.com/syntheticpages.
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