SciFinder -- Data & spectra
Via substance record
Via keyword search
New: Comparison of Resource to SciFinder (click on link or download from Handouts box in left column).
It is due Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Two ways to find data & spectra in SciFinder
Locate the substance record in the substances database
Go to Experimental properties or Experimental spectra
Find the property you are looking for. Not all data is available (What is data/spectra are available?) .This data is not definitive.
Data sources for SciFinder can indicate data quality.
Check the references! Is the data what you expect? Don't plan to cite SciFinder as the source (unless it actually is the ultimate source--which is rarely the case).
(2) Via a keyword search
Search the keyword database using the proximity operator
For example ... viscosity of 57-11-4 (octadecanoic acid, stearic acid) <= A parenthetical OR SF search
Select only the "closely associated" references. It will likely identify many false hits.