Thieme Chemistry Deposits Nearly 700,000 Distinct Chemical Structures into PubChem


Stuttgart, Germany - January, 2019
Known for providing high-quality chemical information in the field of organic synthesis, Thieme Chemistry has provided approximately 700,000 distinct structures to PubChem – the open chemistry database at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to the structural information, the upload includes more than 1,200,000 distinct links from chemicals to the Thieme Chemistry journals and online product portfolio, enlarging the number of chemical structures in PubChem with links to the scientific literature.
PubChem is an open database of chemical molecules at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is used by several million users worldwide. It collects information on chemical structures, identifiers, biological activities, chemical and physical properties as well as patents, health, safety and toxicity data. Since the launch in 2004, PubChem has become a key chemical information resource for scientists, students, and the general public. Now thousands of structures and links to Thieme’s chemistry journals SYNTHESIS, SYNLETT, SYNFACTS, as well as to the online reference works Science of Synthesis and Pharmaceutical Substances have been uploaded to the PubChem portal. Of the 700,000 Thieme Chemistry chemical structures deposited to PubChem, 89 percent did not have literature links prior to this contribution. In addition, 42 percent of the 700,000 chemical structures are new to PubChem.
We recognize the importance of linking our publications and making our quality content more accessible to scientific researchers worldwide. We want to ensure that the published scientific work of our authors and editors is read and cited as much as possible. This collaboration with PubChem will make our structures and articles more visible as well as provide valuable information to the chemical community” says Dr. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Director Digital Services and Strategic Partnerships, Thieme Chemistry.
Thieme’s contribution, which was facilitated by InfoChem, a longstanding collaboration partner with Thieme Chemistry, improves the discoverability of information about chemicals: “We are proud and very pleased that all the chemical information created during over twenty years collaboration with Thieme now find its way into the world’s largest free chemical database. This deposition of approximately 700,000 Thieme compounds makes them even more discoverable to the scientific community”, says Dr. Josef Eiblmaier, Managing Director at InfoChem.
With its scientific publications, Thieme Chemistry, a part of the Thieme Group, provides chemists in research, science and industry with highly evaluated specialist information on synthetic, organic and general chemistry. All products of Thieme are available in electronic format and predominantly in English language. Full access to current awareness articles from SYNFACTS, primary literature journal articles from SYNTHESIS and SYNLETT, full-text synthetic methodology reviews in Science of Synthesis and encyclopedic information from Pharmaceutical Substances is subject to journal subscription or licensing.

About Thieme
Thieme is a leading supplier of information and services contributing to the improvement of healthcare and health. Employing more than 1,000 staff, the family-owned company develops products and services in digital and other media for the medical and chemistry sectors. Operating internationally with offices in 11 cities worldwide, the Thieme Group works closely with a strong network of experts and partners. The products and services are based on the high-quality content of Thieme’s 200 journals and 4,400 books. With solutions for professionals, Thieme supports relevant information processes in research, education, and patient care. Medical students, physicians, nurses, allied health specialists, hospitals, health insurance companies and others interested in health and healthcare are at focus of Thieme’s activities. The mission of the Thieme Group is to provide these markets with precisely the information, services, and products they need in their specific work situation and career. Providing top-quality services that are highly relevant to specific audiences, Thieme contributes to better healthcare and healthier lives.
About InfoChem
InfoChem is a software company for cheminformatics focusing on the development of software tools to handle, store and retrieve chemical structures and reactions. The company main activities involve the production of synthesis planning and reaction prediction solutions and the automatic extraction of scientific information from text and images.

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