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Organic Synthetic Method Computer Database
90,000 References Available
Newly Discounted Price of $325 - Future Yearly Updates are Free!


Are you having difficulty locating an important chemical reference? Are you spending valuable time searching volumes in the library? Let us help you. Keyword searching using Professor Albert Padwa's (Emory University) synthetic method database will save you both time and money. 90,000 references have been collected over a forty year period from journals that organic chemists traditionally use. Particular attention has been devoted to synthetic methods, heterocycles, reactive intermediates, organometallic chemistry, photochemistry, stereochemistry, theory, asymmetric synthesis and many more. Future yearly updates (5,000 new references) are available at no extra cost! Add your own references to the search routine for more personal customized searches.


ChemKey Features


Extreme ease of operation. No manual is necessary - you'll be an expert in seconds!
Much easier to use than traditional on-line and graphics based systems. Search results are displayed on screen
results can also be printed or exported to disk.
Search with boolean logic
Standardized wildcard option available.
Available for both the Macintosh and IBM-compatible PC
The Macintosh and/or IBM-compatible PC versions are available for those who do not own their own copy of FileMaker Pro. All software required to operate the database is included in the price.
Quick search times
All of the Macintosh and PC versions can perform broad searches covering all 90,000 records in less than 30 seconds.
Search references at your own pace
Unlike CAS on-line searching, you see your search results immediately on-screen - no additional fees to pay for subsequent searches.
Flexible searches
Each of the ChemKey database applications offer powerful searching, with a minimum of effort.



A Review of ChemKey Search Database, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol. 115 6474 (1993):
"...The database takes only a few minutes to learn to use. This is highly advantageous, since other databases (e.g., online databases, graphics oriented databases), while very powerful, are also harder to use. Some chemists are reluctant to invest the time needed to master these resources. In contrast, ChemKey Search has found wide use in this reviewer's laboratory, specifically because of the ease of use and the rapid access to key papers and reviews. ... The selection of material is excellent and was obviously chosen with the interests of researchers in mind. The keywords used for each article are well chosen and reflect the way an organic chemist would classify a particular reaction or topic. In many cases, abstracts of the article are also given...."


Hear from our satisfied customers!

"ChemKey is an extraordinarily simple, fast, contemporary, and loaded database for the organic synthesis literature.  With regular updates the number of citations now stands at 90,000 and includes 2003 references.  My students and I typically use ChemKey before connecting to SciFinder, CAS, or Beilstein when seeking information on a particularly reaction, a compound class, papers by an author, etc.  Browsing and sorting within the data set and printing is easy with this boolean keyword-based FileMaker Pro application.  Each record lists the full reference, keywords relevant to that particular record, and an abstract.  HIghly recommended and a steal for the price!" -- Gordon Gribble, Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth College


"The availability of the "key word driven" ChemKey data base has been a truly valuable source of the organic literature, particularly in reactions and synthetic methods, as well as authors. After some 10 years we have utilized the data base virtually every day to search out answers to questions dealing with literature on a functional group, properties of classes of compounds, and synthetic  routes. The rich reference source (over 90,000 references) are added automatically in a timely sequence so the data base increases steadily. There is just enough information given with each hit to assess the contents of each reference in a particular search.  The ability to print out an entire list of the references makes one's subsequent library visit much easier. The system is very easy to use and can be taught to students in a matter of minutes. They will then be in a position to access thousands of refences dealing with virtually every question that arises in organic synthetic research. One must not confuse this facile data base with a totally complete version (Crossfire, Scifinder, etc) but the ready entry into the chemical literature cannot be overstated.  The efforts by the Padwa group in assembling this data base must be gratefully acknowledged. It is hard to see how anyone would not benefit from this very affordable "poor man's version" of Scifinder or Crossfire." -- A. I. Meyers, Professor of Chemistry, Colorado State University



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