Follow these steps to draw a compound or reaction and for records containing
the compound or reaction:
Be sure that you have selected either Current Chemical Reactions or Index Chemicus
(or both databases) and that you have downloaded and installed the structure drawing
In the Query box, click Draw Query to open the structure drawing
Draw the compound or reaction you want to find. For practice, try the sample
reaction structure query.
Use the Back button in the structure drawing plug-in (not your
Web browser's Back button) to return to the Chemical Search page in Web
of Science. Your structure drawing appears in the Query box.
Select a search mode: Substructure (to find compounds or reactions that
contain what is in the Query box) or Exact Match (to find compounds
or reactions that match what is in the Query box). Be aware that Exact
Match cannot be applied to searches for compounds in Current Chemical Reactions.
It works only for reaction searches in Current Chemical Reactions.
[Optional] Scroll down to the Compound Data
section and/or the Reaction Data section to
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You can also transfer structures from a list of results
to the Structure Drawing window. Double-click in the box containing a compound
or reaction retrieved from a search. This will transfer the structure(s) to the
drawing window. Then use the Save Query command on the Search menu
to save the structure(s) for future use or modification.
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