Chemical structure search involves finding a specific spatial arrangement of molecules in the patent or non-patent document. Our team of pharmaceutical experts and chemical engineers assist you to determine novelty and validity of a claim in a chemical structure by conducting searches in subscribed patent databases. We perform in-depth analysis of the structures to identify similar compounds. Depending on the type of the structure and database, structure searching is supplemented by other strategies such as IUPAC/Common name search, CAS number search to overcome the inherent limitations of the database and ensure best quality results.
Some of the key tools used for structure searching are Scientific Technical Networks (STN), which is a network of more than 200 databases, chemspider, etc.