SOR Database

The SOR Database in Web Librarian (full corporate version) looks like this:

SORD Database

For every record, you can open the PDF from the Experimental section which contains extra information on physical properties, spectra, etc.

All data and text fields in the SOR Database are in machine-readable format for data-mining.
Access to the SOR Database in Web Librarian and the basic search facilities are desribed in the Quick Start Tutorials for:
Corporate users
Corporate/Academic users – Trial version
Academic users

Reagent and Solvent Databases

Available to all users are 2 additional databases: Solvents and Reagents. These databases contain the chemical structures, synonymous names and other data on all the solvents and reagents found in the SOR Database.

Authors give Reagents many different names and so each Reagent (and Solvent) in the SOR Database has been assigned a unique name. This enables rapid searches using the assigned names, again a novel feature of the database. Such searches can bring you to really nice chemistry.

As an example, the second generation Grubbs olefin metathesis catalyst has been given the name Grubbs 2 catalyst. In the current SOR Database, there are more than 500 reactions where it has been used. Some of these are straightforward; some are not and generate novel ring systems like this one from the Martin group at North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

Example ring system

Searches like these can give you some nice new ideas – try it!