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The new interface is VERY different from the "classic" version, especially in how it searches for references using keyword terms, and how it sorts results. Be sure to consult the Help pages to improve your chances for a successful search.
SciFinder is the best place to start your search for research-level chemical information. It provides integrated access to these Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases, plus Medline:
An added feature within SciFinder-n that provides contextual access to full text patent documents. More information here.
SciFinder and Reaxys are complementary resources, and although there is some overlap the two are quite different in their respective literature coverage, and the ways they register compounds and index reactions. It's advisable to consult both databases for the most complete coverage of compounds, reactions, and properties.
SciFinder account holders at UT Austin have access to both the "classic" and new versions of SciFinder. The new interface is called SciFindern (yes, that's a superscript "n"). Both versions provide bibliographic, substance and reaction data that are fully up to date. The classic version is slated to be retired at the end of 2022.
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