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Saturday, June 13 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Extreme Structure Searching: Organics, Organometallics, Polymers, and Markush

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This course will introduce participants to specialized search techniques for small molecules in the chemical literature: 1) profiling organic, organometallic and catalytic substances by substructure, 2) applying structure and substructure search techniques to polymer searching, and 3) using basic substructure and Markush search strategies for patent information retrieval. Participants will learn advanced organic substructure search techniques and recommendations of where, when, and how to use them. This will be followed by techniques of locating organometallics and polymers using the substructure search techniques taught. Finally, the participants will examine the application of substructure techniques to patent searching, including learning the basics of Markush searching.

Program Takeaways

  1. Participants will learn how, where, when, and why to perform a substructure search, and some basic techniques for substructure searching, including how to use a substructure search when searching for organometallic substances or coordination compounds.

  2. Participants will be introduced to polymers, and to techniques of substructure and multi-component searching for polymers.

  3. Participants will be introduced to Markush searching and resources that employ it. 


Denise Callihan

Manager, Library Shared Services, PPG Industries, Inc.

Judith Currano

Head, Chemistry Library, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Saturday June 13, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Convention Center, Room 104B
  Educational Programs, CE Sessions

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