PubChem for Newbies

September 26, 2007

PubChem is arguably the most important free repository of information about small molecules on the planet. Although its size is staggering (over 10 million unique compounds), what makes PubChem important is its completely open approach to chemical information. Never before in the history of chemistry has so much information been made available, free to anyone who cares to use it.

Despite PubChem's pioneering approach, many factors make the service difficult to learn and navigate. Most notably, its practical yet bewildering integration into NIH's other far-flung database activities serve as highly effective camouflage for the treasures that lie beneath.

With this in mind, I thought it would be useful to collect all Depth-First articles on PubChem into one place. They have been broken down into categories, although many articles contain elements useful to anyone interested in PubChem.

For Chemists

For Hackers

For Everyone

If you've got a favorite PubChem resource you'd like to share, please feel free to leave a comment.

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