Find chemistry in unstructured data
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Discover the hidden chemical knowledge in documents, regardless whether they are located on local computer, network share or in the Cloud (Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox, SharePoint Online, Office 365). Find faster, respond faster, decide faster. ChemLocator is a web based search tool with the capability of using it on personal desktop machines.

Product Type:application
Interfaces:GUI ( Web )

ChemLocator is ready to use

A fully installed and configured app is just a few clicks away. We are proud of our wizard based configuration approach, which ensures that, the app will just work after the installation. Just download the app, install and configure it in 10 minutes. It is so simple, isn’t it?

Cloud support

Most companies have plenty of documents stored in the cloud. Chemical search in a cloud drive is not that easy. From now on, you can achieve it using ChemLocator. No need to download anything from the cloud. ChemLocator will connect to Google Drive, OneDrive, DropBox, SharePoint on-premise and SharePoint Online and make them chemically searchable.

Chemical Search combined with free text and metadata conditions

Free text search solutions are widely available on the market, but there are only a few engines which can combine free text search with chemical search. ChemLocator can do it and not only free text criterias are possible to use but also the most important metadata of the documents are searchable like author, creation and modification dates, etc.
Free text search combined with structure search

Chemical properties and terms based search

Sometimes, a plain chemical structure search is not enough anymore. Are you only interested in those structures whose molecular weight is larger than x g/mol or whose logP value is between y and z? Discover ChemLocator’s chemical property and chemical term filters where you can achieve even more! When the original search is done, it is possible to refine the hits based on the lowest and highest edges of the hit list. An easy to use slider approach helps to set the ranges.


At the beginning it is not always clear what we are looking for. One solution is to start with more general query conditions. The hit list might be large, but there is an approach which will help you to narrow down the hit list without executing new queries against the full database. Those are the refiners. The refiners will just operate on the already available hit list and not on the whole database. ChemLocator offers various refiners, some of them are content related like structure refiners. Some of them are metadata refiners like file type, author, creation date, etc. Some of them are able to filter out locations of documents, and many more.

Relevance sorting

Some queries might result hundreds of hits using the substructure search. But which of them are the most relevant ones? Ordering the results by atom count is a solution, but not sophisticated. Our relevance sorting formula is more sophisticated and will ensure that the user will see those hits first which are the most relevants to the query. Another nice thing about the formula is that, the search response time is not increased, because the formula is implemented in a way which does not affect the query time! More relevant hits first, without performance penalty!

Optical Character Recognition and Optical Structure Recognition

Legacy data may exist only on printed papers in many companies. Some of them already digitized or will digitize those papers soon. Searching in a scanned document is a challenge. ChemLocator will help you! ChemLocator can chemically search within images and scanned documents too. JPG, PNG, GIF or TIFF format? Chemical indexing can recognize the structures in them. We have support for more than one structure recognizer apps and the character recognition feature is part of the ChemLocator app out of the box.
Optical Structure recognition

Compound ID connection

Registration systems and compound databases are part of the daily life. Compounds are likely referred only by their compound identifiers in reports and in other documents. Any free text search engine is capable to find the IDs in the documents but on the top of that ChemLocator will find the IDs even if a structure name or a synonym was given as a search condition. When a structure condition drawn in structure editor then substructure search will find the structures represented by IDs too. What is more, you can specify a structure search condition by converting a compound ID to structure on ChemLocator’s search screen.
Corporate identifier

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