Phenomenex Inc., a global leader in the research and manufacture of advanced technologies for the separation sciences, announces unique new Structure Search functionality for accessing the company’s library of over 6,000 HPLC/UHPLC, GC, and sample preparation applications. While other websites and libraries require the user to enter the analyte compound name or keyword, Phenomenex now enables researchers to simply draw the chemical structure – something that is second nature to them – for significant time savings.
This new approach is easy for researchers at all experience levels and, because chemical structures are universal throughout the world, it is equally convenient for users in other countries. Phenomenex applications library with Structure Search meets the needs of chromatographers in all settings, including environmental, food safety, pharmaceutical and biomolecular, protein and chiral compound research.
Traditional keyword and name search requirements are problematic when the target compound is unknown or proprietary. Now the user draws the structure, or its critical parts, and the Phenomenex online tool provides information on all similar compounds.
“We are the first company to offer the structure search functionality, and creating it was a very complex task,” explained Peter Kim, strategic project manager for Phenomenex. “Phenomenex has been raising the bar for online tools and we are committed to continually enhancing our capabilities with the customers’ workflows in mind. We already have an extensive library of applications and we increase it substantially every year. So it’s just logical that we are leading the way in terms of access.”
According to beta tester Brandan Doss of the analytical chemistry department at Algenol fuels, Structure Search is easy to use. “You can just start clicking around and the molecule builds itself pretty much correctly.”
Access to the Phenomenex applications library via Structure Search is free of charge at http://www.phenomenex.com/structuresearch.Users also receive a host of additional relevant information about the target compound, its characteristics and other compounds that are similar.
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