COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's leader in chemical information, is making mobile easy. With no need to download a special app, the new SciFinder mobile platform allows researchers to use web-enabled smartphones to access CAS databases through SciFinder, the preferred research tool for chemical and related sciences. SciFinder Mobile is available to all SciFinder subscribers in commercial, academic, and government organizations and can be accessed at scifinder.cas.org/mobile with most mobile devices.
CAS pioneered mobile access to substance information in 2005, with the first ever transmission of chemical structures to the BlackBerry. Now, for the first time ever, SciFinder subscribers can review Keep Me Posted results and Saved answer sets on-the-go with SciFinder Mobile. In addition, SciFinder Mobile is not restricted by IP address or seats, and provides unlimited access to popular SciFinder features such as:
-- Explore a research topic -- Look up a chemical substance -- Find or confirm a property for a substance -- Review publications and references for an author or inventor -- Find research published by a company or university
SciFinder Mobile is compatible with a wide range of smartphone operating systems, including:
-- Apple iOS -- Google Android OS -- Nokia Maemo and Symbian OS -- RIM BlackBerry OS
"We set out to make SciFinder Mobile as convenient as SciFinder itself," said Chris McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS. "SciFinder Mobile brings the most current and complete chemical information resources to a research community that is increasingly on the go - and increasingly expecting ubiquitous support tools."