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NEW! - SciFinder N

Scifinder was upgraded as of 2021 to SciFinder-n which provides desktop access to Chemical Abstracts and related databases from CAS. Date coverage: 1907-present (articles and patents); 1955-present (substances). If not already registered with SciFinder Web, follow the instructions below.

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