For those of you frequenting this blog you will have seen a number of comments regarding the suggested failures of ChemSpider…many of these have been pointed at either inorganic compounds or organometallic complexes. Each of these issues has been addressed on this blog in detail.
What I am interested in hearing about is the other side of the coin. How are you using ChemSpider? How are you deriving value from it? Are you focused more on the searching aspects of ChemSpider or all of the services we provide? Is the speed of searching sufficient for your needs? Do you prefer to use the Browser add-ins, the ChemSketch integration or the structure drawing applet on the site? Are you curating data….if not, why not?
ChemSpider presently has >600 people per day on average using the site and this is growing. Judging by the successes we see in the transaction log shown below (one page of MANY) users are getting value. So, let us, and others, know whether ChemSpider is living up to your expectations! If not, what can we do to improve it?