Elsevier MDL Releases Enhanced MDL Notebook 2.0

Elsevier MDL announces the release of a substantially enhanced version of MDL Notebook, its state-of-the-art electronic laboratory notebook. Built on the MDL Isentris system, MDL Notebook supports a broad range of chemistry experiments from the single-step synthesis of discrete molecules to multi-step synthesis and complex parallel chemistry experiments.

MDL Notebook integrates smoothly with the critical laboratory systems, workflow applications and content sources chemists use every day, including the MDL Available Chemicals Directory sourcing database, the MDL Logistics reagent management system, the new MDL Registration system for creating corporate compound registries and the DiscoveryGate content platform.

Integration with DiscoveryGate enables researchers to access key data sources for investigating the synthesis and properties of target substances, including the MDL synthetic methodology and bioactivity databases, the essential Beilstein chemistry reference and valuable EH&S information from Elsevier MDL OHS.

With over 25 years of experience building large, electronically searchable reaction databases and 14 years of experience developing pioneering ELNs, Elsevier MDL has built an advanced Notebook system that uses the MDL Direct chemistry platform. MDL Direct (data cartridge technology) is the only chemistry search engine to combine full reaction transformation searching, unsurpassed chemistry sophistication and proven performance on databases with over five million reactions and at least 20 million molecules.

MDL Notebook builds a true reaction database from experiments, provides a reaction-based enumerator for parallel chemistry and supports the full range of industry-leading MDL chemical representation and search features, including enhanced stereochemical representation.

The enhanced user interface is as easy to use as the familiar paper notebook while offering all the advantages of electronic data capture including faster, more efficient searching, improved knowledge management, easier collaboration and enhanced productivity. The flexible, template-based approach to entering experimental procedures and data supports routine synthesis activities such as stoichiometry calculations and reaction drawing (with support for MDL Draw and CambridgeSoft's ChemDraw software). Automatic protocol generation with built-in AutoText capability saves time, reduces the amount of typing required to capture data and produces standardized experimental reports that are easy to format and share with colleagues. A helpful experiment navigator function accelerates workflows by enabling researchers to quickly locate previously run or frequently used experiments.

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