TechValidate Research on CAS

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2,414 Customers Surveyed

12,389 Data Points Collected

419 Published TechFacts

24 Published Charts

1 Published Case Study

Featured Research Collections for CAS

Curated collections and slideshows of TechValidate research data on CAS.

Selected Research Highlights

CAS Customer Research

Top Reasons Clients Use CAS for IP Searches

Quality search results I can trust
Deep subject matter expertise
Extensive knowledge in designing search strategies that are efficient and effective
Ability to work directly with searchers which improves communications and speeds projects
Fast response to my project requests

CAS Customer Research


Do you search by trade names and/or lab codes when searching in CAS solutions (SciFinder-n, Formulus, Analytical Methods, STN, etc.)?


CAS SciFinderⁿ Case Study

PCC Chemax


This case study of PCC Chemax is based on a July 2021 survey of SciFinderⁿ customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Regulatory and chemical inventory status helps me to select appropriate chemistries for projects. Enhanced Markush searching helps me to locate substances more easily.”

“It helps me to quickly rule out substances based on inventory status. It also helps me to see possible synthetic routes.”


The types of research challenges CAS SciFinderⁿ helps them solve:

  • Conducting literature reviews for hypothesis generation
  • Finding commercially available chemicals

Use Case

Features and functionalities of CAS SciFinderⁿ that the surveyed company finds particularly useful:

  • Enhanced Markush searching with location of a desired structure pinpointed within a patent document
  • Ability to exclude select criteria in search results


The surveyed company achieved the following results with CAS SciFinderⁿ:

  • They estimate it would take twice the amount of time as using CAS SciFinderⁿ to conduct literature reviews.

CAS SciFinderⁿ Customer Testimonial

CAS SciFinder-n speeds up synthesis planning and finding chemicals.

Jay Wrobel, VP, Academic Research, Fox Chase Chemical Diversity Center (FCCDC)

CAS Customer Testimonial

The Alerts that I have set up to keep me up to date with the publications in my field is one of CAS SciFinderⁿ’s greatest tools.

Graduate Student / Post Doc, Educational Institution

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