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CHEMSPIDER is a database of chemicals . ChemSpider
is owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry .


* 1 Database * 2 Crowdsourcing * 3 Searching * 4 Chemistry document mark-up * 5 History

* 6 Services

* 6.1 SyntheticPages * 6.2 Open PHACTS

* 7 See also * 8 References


The database contains information on more than 63 million molecules from over 280 data sources including:

* EPA DSSTox * U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) * Human Metabolome Database
Human Metabolome Database
* Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry * KEGG * KUMGM * LeadScope * LipidMAPS * Marinlit * MDPI * MICAD * MLSMR * MMDB * MOLI * MTDP * Nanogen * Nature Chemical Biology * NCGC * NIAID * National Institutes of Health (NIH) * NINDS Approved Drug Screening Program * NIST * NIST Chemistry WebBook * NMMLSC * NMRShiftDB * PANACHE * PCMD * PDSP * Peptides * Prous Science Drugs of the Future * QSAR * R in fact, the FAQ even states that only limited downloads are allowed: therefore the right to fork is not guaranteed and the project can't be considered free /open .


A number of available search modules are provided:

* The standard search allows querying for systematic names , trade names and synonyms and registry numbers * The advanced search allows interactive searching by chemical structure, chemical substructure, using also molecular formula and molecular weight range, CAS numbers, suppliers, etc. The search can be used to widen or restrict already found results. * Structure searching on mobile devices can be done using free apps for iOS (iPhone/iPod/iPad) and for the Android (operating system) .


The ChemSpider
database has been used in combination with text mining as the basis of chemistry document markup . ChemMantis, the Chemistry Markup And Nomenclature Transformation Integrated System uses algorithms to identify and extract chemical names from documents and web pages and converts the chemical names to chemical structures using name-to-structure conversion algorithms and dictionary look-ups in the ChemSpider
database. The result is an integrated system between chemistry documents and information look-up via ChemSpider
into over 150 data sources.


was acquired by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in May, 2009. Prior to the acquisition by RSC, ChemSpider
was controlled by a private corporation, ChemZoo Inc. The system was first launched in March 2007 in a beta release form and transitioned to release in March 2008. ChemSpider
has expanded the generic support of a chemistry database to include support of the chemical structure collection via their WiChempedia implementation.


A number of services are made available online. These include the conversion of chemical names to chemical structures , the generation of SMILES
and InChI strings as well as the prediction of many physicochemical parameters and integration to a web service allowing NMR prediction.


SyntheticPages is a free interactive database of synthetic chemistry procedures operated by the Royal Society of Chemistry . Users submit synthetic procedures which they have conducted themselves for publication on the site. These procedures may be original works, but they are more often based on literature reactions. Citations to the original published procedure are made where appropriate. They are checked by a scientific editor before posting. The pages do not undergo formal peer-review like a scientific journal article but comments can be made by logged-in users. The comments are also moderated by scientific editors. The intention is to collect practical experience of how to conduct useful chemical synthesis in the lab. While experimental methods published in an ordinary academic journal are listed formally and concisely, the procedures in ChemSpider SyntheticPages are given with more practical detail. Informality is encouraged. Comments by submitters are included as well. Other publications with comparable amounts of detail include Organic Syntheses and Inorganic Syntheses . The SyntheticPages site was originally set up by Professors Kevin Booker-Milburn (University of Bristol ), Stephen Caddick ( University College London
University College London
), Peter Scott ( University of Warwick ) and Dr Max Hammond. In February 2010 a merger was announced with the Royal Society of Chemistry's chemical structure search engine ChemSpider
and the formation of ChemSpiderSyntheticPages (CSSP).


is serving as the chemical compound repository as part of the Open PHACTS project, an Innovative Medicines Initiative . Open PHACTS will deploy an open standards, open access, semantic web approach to address bottlenecks in small molecule drug discovery - disparate information sources, lack of standards and information overload.


Wikidata has the property: CHEMSPIDER ID (P661) (see uses)

* NIST * PubChem * DrugBank * ChEBI * ChEMBL * Software for molecular modeling


* ^ Van Noorden, R. (2012). "Chemistry's web of data expands". Nature. 483 (7391): 524. Bibcode :2012Natur.483..524V. doi :10.1038/483524a . PMID 22460877 . * ^ " ChemSpider
Blog » Blog Archive » ChemSpider
Adopts Creative Commons Licenses". www.chemspider.com. * ^ Chemical & Engineering News. 85 (24). June 11, 2007. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ Antony John Williams (Jan–Feb 2008). " ChemSpider
and Its Expanding Web: Building a Structure-Centric Community for Chemists". Chemistry International. 30 (1). * ^ Williams, A. J. (2008). "Public chemical compound databases". Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development. 11 (3): 393–404. PMID 18428094 . * ^ Ekins, S; Iyer, M; Krasowski, M. D.; Kharasch, E. D. (2008). "Molecular characterization of CYP2B6 substrates" . Current drug metabolism. 9 (5): 363–73. doi :10.2174/138920008784746346 . PMC 2426921  . PMID 18537573 . * ^ Brumfiel, G. (2008). "Chemists spin a web of data". Nature. 453 (7192): 139. Bibcode :2008Natur.453..139B. doi :10.1038/453139a . PMID 18464701 . * ^ E. Curry, A. Freitas, and S. O’Riáin, "The Role of Community-Driven Data Curation for Enterprises," in Linking Enterprise Data, D. Wood, Ed. Boston, MA: Springer US, 2010, pp. 25–47. * ^ "US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Computational Toxicology". www.slideshare.net. * ^ "Accurate Mass Measurements: Identifying "Known Unknowns" Using ChemSpider". 22 May 2011. * ^ Williams, A. J. (2011). "Chemspider: A Platform for Crowdsourced Collaboration to Curate Data Derived from Public Compound Databases". Collaborative Computational Technologies for Biomedical Research. p. 363. doi :10.1002/9781118026038.ch22 . ISBN 9781118026038 . * ^ Pence, H. E.; Williams, A. (2010). "ChemSpider: An Online Chemical Information Resource". Journal of Chemical Education. 87 (11): 1123. Bibcode :2010JChEd..87.1123P. doi :10.1021/ed100697w . * ^ Little, J. L.; Williams, A. J.; Pshenichnov, A.; Tkachenko, V. (2011). "Identification of "Known Unknowns" Utilizing Accurate Mass Data and Chem Spider". Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 23 (1): 179–85. Bibcode :2012JASMS..23..179L. doi :10.1007/s13361-011-0265-y . PMID 22069037 . * ^ "EPA DSSTox". PubChem . Retrieved 7 November 2017. * ^ " ChemSpider
Blog » Blog Archive » The US EPA DSSTox Browser Connects to ChemSpider". ChemSpider. August 23, 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2017. * ^ Hettne, K. M.; Williams, A. J.; Van Mulligen, E. M.; Kleinjans, J.; Tkachenko, V.; Kors, J. A. (2010). "Automatic vs. Manual curation of a multi-source chemical dictionary: The impact on text mining" . Journal of Cheminformatics. 2 (1): 3. doi :10.1186/1758-2946-2-3 . PMC 2848622  . PMID 20331846 . * ^ " ChemSpider
Blog » Blog Archive » Who Would Like to Have the Entire ChemSpider
Database?". www.chemspider.com. * ^ " ChemSpider
on the App Store". App Store. * ^ " ChemSpider
Mobile - Android Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. * ^ Welcome ChemMantis to ChemZoo and a Call for Contributions from the Community,2008-10-23, A. Williams,blog post * ^ "RSC acquires ChemSpider". Royal Society of Chemistry. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-11. * ^ " ChemSpider
SyntheticPages". ChemSpider
SyntheticPages. Royal Society of Chemistry. Retrieved 26 June 2012. * ^ " ChemSpider
and SyntheticPages support synthetic chemistry". RSC Publishing. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2010-02-05. Archived from the original on 26 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-26. * ^ Williams, A. J. ; Harland, L.; Groth, P.; Pettifer, S. ; Chichester, C.; Willighagen, E. L.; Evelo, C. T.; Blomberg, N.; Ecker, G. ; Goble, C. ; Mons, B. (2012). "Open PHACTS: Semantic interoperability for drug discovery". Drug Discovery Today . 17 (21–22): 1188–1198. doi :10.1016/j.drudis.2012.05.016 . PMID 22683805 .

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