CRC Press partners with ChemAxon to add search function to new edition of CRC's Handbook.
BOCA RATON, Fla.—March 19, 2010—CRC Press, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business, is teaming up with ChemAxon, a software solutions provider for cheminformatics, to bring a flexible new search function to The Combined Chemical Dictionary Online (CCD) – an extensive chemical database containing entries on more than 500,000 substances. For the first time, users can search content using the intuitive and powerful MarvinSketch Java Applet and JChem search engine from ChemAxon. The Applet, which is compatible with Mac, PC, and Linux-based systems, allows users to draw their own search criteria. “The CRC chemical dictionaries have a long and venerable history, with the first edition of Dictionary of Organic Compounds being published in 1934,” says Fiona Macdonald, Chemistry Publisher for CRC Press. “The dictionaries have been available in electronic format since 1991, and over the years, we’ve progressively added more compounds and increased functionality. This new partnership with ChemAxon finally enables MAC users to fully explore the CCD online,” Macdonald says. CCD houses descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables. It is composed of eight online dictionaries, which are also available for individual purchase: • Dictionary of Natural Products (also available on DVD) • Dictionary of Organic Compounds (also available on DVD) • Dictionary of Drugs • Dictionary of Carbohydrates • Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds • Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds • Dictionary of Marine Natural Products • Dictionary of Food Compounds Several of the dictionaries have already gone live on the website, and the others are scheduled to follow suit in the next few months. For nearly a century, CRC Press has been a premier publisher of scientific and technical references. A software solutions provider for cheminformatics, ChemAxon serves researchers in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agrochemical industries. “ChemAxon are a leader in online chemical content storage,” says ChemAxon CEO Alex Drijver. “I hope the users enjoy the new capabilities.”