ChemSpider Mobile – new resource from the RSC

A free iOS app (iPhone, iPod, iPad) for searching ChemSpider ( – the free online chemical database

Provides the ability to search by drawing a chemical structure or entering a compound name. Straightforward and easy to use.  Search results shown in a list showing structures and names. Any search result can be examined in more detail by launching the mobile browser and viewing the structure on the ChemSpider web page.  Although the ChemSpider web page ( is designed to work well on mobile browsers, the mobile app is more convenient to use and is currently the best way to search by structure from a mobile device. The structure drawing capabilities are provided by the embedded version of the Mobile Molecular DataSheet

The app was built by Molecular Materials Informatics, on behalf of the RSC and is now available from the Apple App Store


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