Friday Free Stuff - 11th October

11 October 2013

Some quality chemistry databases are available for free!

BRENDA is a comprehensive database for enzyme functional data. Begun in 1987, it is currently maintained and developed by the Institute of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.

ChemSpider, produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, is a chemical-structure database providing text and structure search access to over 29 million structures. A short introductory video is on YouTube.

ChemSpider SyntheticPages is a database of practical procedures in synthetic chemistry, including frequently encountered problems and troubleshooting tips.

ChemSynthesis contains substances with their synthesis references and physical properties such as melting point, boiling point, and density.

PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules through three linked databases for substances, compounds, and bioassays. It also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool.