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- SureChemOpen - $0 per month
- For basic patent chemistry search
- Free patent chemistry search
- Search and view patent chemistry and full text
- Search SureChem patents alongside Royal Society of Chemistry journals and ChemSpider
- No data export
For more information on the features of upcoming products SureChemPro and SureChemDirect, see the Major Recent Updates section of the SureChem System Report.
Users can sign up for a free account to utilize SureChemOpen.
A side menu on SureChemOpen allows users to limit their searches by patenting authorities (all (including DocDB), US applications, US granted, EP application, EP granted, or WO) and by publication date range. The homepage of SureChemOpen states that "Chemistry annotations from the full text of US, EP and WO documents are currently available from January 2012 to present. We are currently processing the backfile."
Users can search through a variety of forms on SureChemOpen, including:
- The SureQuery field - Enter a simple freestyle text search or a more complex Lucene Query search, using the Lucene syntax. This field can therefore also double as a command-line interface.
- Fielded Search - Enter keywords in a search form (Boolean operators, wildcards, and truncation operators are accepted) and limit the keyword search to specific document sections (all, title, abstract, claims, descriptions). Users can also select specific bibliographic fields from drop-down menus, enter keywords in adjacent search forms, and combine these search forms with Boolean operators.
- Structure Search - Users can draw a structure using ChemWriter, a browser-independent drawing tool from Metamolecular, LLC. Users can also copy a SMILES, MOL file, or chemical name. After inputting the structure, users can choose to conduct a substructure, duplicate, exact, or similarity search. The ability to search for structures within document sections is a function that is coming soon to the portal.
SureChemOpen search results display as either a structure matrix/table (if your search included any form of structure search) or as a list of patent documents (up to 100 documents). When viewing details about a structure, SureChemOpen provides links to external partners, including the Royal Society for Chemistry and ChemSpider.
When viewing the full text of patent results, users can skip to different sections of the document, including the front page, claims, and descriptions. Users may also skip to highlighted search keywords within the patent document.
- ↑ "Products." SureChem website, http://www.surechem.com/products/. Accessed April 23, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "SureChemOpen Beta." SureChemOpen website, https://open.surechem.com/search/. Accessed May 14, 2012.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "SureChemOpen Users Guide." Google Documents, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JZMJD40zNsNX8zCYJD2AY7kri2kpFjmfLdr_Ue8jb-Y/edit?pli=1. Accessed May 14, 2012.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "SureChemOpen Results Display." Google Documents, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q40Y-Mwy3v3gVDNVCIJGgvbSkd5WhxBSvvZCNnB2q5Y/edit. Accessed May 14, 2012.