Chemical Abstracts Service

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TaglineChemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society, finds, collects and organizes all publicly disclosed chemical substance information.
Mapping LocationColumbus, Ohio, United States
Zip Code43202
Year Founded1907
Comapny TypeNonprofit
Market CategoriesScientific Research
Revenue SourceNot Reported By Company
DescriptionCAS originated in 1907 when the American Chemical Society launched Chemical Abstracts to keep scientists in touch with new chemical information worldwide. To continue fulfilling this mission as publicly disclosed chemical information grew exponentially, CAS adapted computerisation to speed editorial processing in the 1960s. This led to the creation of the CAS Chemical Registry System, CAS databases, and a range of electronic information services, which now account for 96 per cent of CAS’ business. CAS offers a large and comprehensive database of disclosed chemical substances, the CAS Registry, with 33 million records for organic and inorganic chemicals.