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Springer Nature partners with PubChem to improve accessibility to material and property data

Open access chemistry database PubChem will now include thousands of links to chemical and physical properties of materials from the SpringerMaterials database 

New York | London | Heidelberg, 19 March 2020 

A new partnership between Springer Nature and the open access database PubChem, hosted by the US National Institute of Health, now enables researchers to quickly identify reliable property information of materials and links to primary research. Springer Nature’s materials and properties database, SpringerMaterials serves researchers in the fields of chemistry, materials science, physics and beyond. This new collaboration means that over 32,000 compounds found on PubChem directly link to critically evaluated property data on SpringerMaterials.

Researchers using PubChem can now easily identify compounds with SpringerMaterials links under a specially dedicated SpringerMaterials Properties section on the “Chemical and Physical Properties” tab in the compound’s table of contents. This section represents the list of relevant compound property information available on SpringerMaterials. Clicking on any one of the properties in this list will direct users to the SpringerMaterials platform which provides detailed, critically evaluated property information on the compound of interest.

Dr. Michael Klinge, Director Product Management SpringerMaterials, said: “Finding relevant material property information is extremely important for researchers in materials science and related fields. At Springer Nature we are always looking for ways to streamline the workflows for our community of researchers across the globe, and to improve the ways in which we retrieve reliable information. Through this partnership, we are pleased to have taken a step towards making the search for materials data easier and supporting researchers to use verified, robust information to drive scientific innovation forward in the years and decades to come.”

About PubChem

PubChem is an open chemistry database at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “Open” means that you can put your scientific data in PubChem and that others may use it. Since the launch in 2004, PubChem has become a key chemical information resource for scientists, students, and the general public. Each month our website and programmatic services provide data to several million users worldwide. 

About SpringerMaterials

SpringerMaterials is one of the largest materials science databases in the world, delivering fast, trusted, curated content at your fingertips with over 290,000 materials and 3,000 properties in a single platform. Material property information ranges from chemical, physical, mechanical, electromagnetic and thermophysical classes, and the platform includes a robust repository of phase diagrams and crystal structures. Visit: materials.springer.com

About Springer Nature

For over 175 years Springer Nature has been advancing discovery by providing the best possible service to the whole research community. We help researchers uncover new ideas, make sure all the research we publish is significant, robust and stands up to objective scrutiny, that it reaches all relevant audiences in the best possible format, and can be discovered, accessed, used, re-used and shared. We support librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data; and provide quality publishing support to societies. 

As a research publisher, Springer Nature is home to trusted brands including Springer, Nature Research, BMC, Palgrave Macmillan and Scientific American. For more information, please visit springernature.com and @SpringerNature

Further Information

A complete list of the 32,000+ compounds on PubChem with SpringerMaterials links is available through the PubChem Sources page or through the PubChem Classification Browser


Elizabeth Hawkins | Springer Nature | Communications
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