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Searching the Archive

To search for a compound enter a compound name in the Quick Search field in the right-hand side of the interface or select Compound Search from the Site Menu Bar for more options. Clicking on a link in the resultant search result window will load the specified compound. The data and recommendations can be loaded for only one compound at a time. Common compounds may have a large amount of data and may be slow to load; please, be patient.

Screenshot of Quick Search field

The Quick Search field is always present in the interface. Entering a search string and selecting the Search button performs a case-insensitive substring search on the submitted text against the archive of chemical names.

Screenshot of Compound Search window

More complex searches can be performed with the Compound Search window. The Compound Name field is used for case-insensitive name substring searches. Entries in the Chemical Formula field are used for an exact-match search against chemical formulae in the database. Results are indepedent of the order in which elements are specified (e.g., CH3COOH will yield identical results to C2H4O2). The Molar Mass will perform a ranged search against molar masses. If a single number is entered, a range of plus or minus 1.0 g/mol about the specified value is searched. A range can be specified using (-). Open ended searches can be performed by prepending or appending (-) to the limit, e.g. -100 (molar mass < 100) or 32-(molar mass > 32). If search results need to be refined, the Compound Search window can be recovered in its previous state by hitting the browser's back button.

Screenshot of Search Result window

Only one Search ResultResult window is displayed at a time. All search parameters are listed at the top of the window. Exact and Partial name matches are shown separately. Partial matches are ordered by (1) molecular weight and (2) compound name. The Search Result window can be resized. At most, 200 search results are displayed at any time. The Universal Resource Locators (URLs) associated with the search result can be copied, pasted, opened in new tabs, and disseminated to other authorized users as with ordinary links.

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