Polymers in SciFinder

There are many unique rules and special tips for where and how to find information on polymers in the SciFinder Chemical Abstracts database.

Searching by Chemical Structure

  1. Use the Explore > Explore Substances > Chemical Structure function in SciFinder
  2. Draw monomers as separate fragments
  3. Start the search by clicking the Get Substances button
  4. Select Exact Search and the Polymers filter and click the OK button

Search Tips

  • Answer set can include polymers with additional monomers (unlike Molecular Formula search results)
  • Use the Single Component filter to separate out mixtures (this will retain covalently bonded components as in polymers).
  • Further refine by Exact Chemical Structure of specific monomers