Volume 86 Issue 11 | p. 42 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 17, 2008

Chemical Abstracts To Check on Wikipedia

Department: Science & Technology

The American Chemical Society's Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) has agreed to help Wikipedia, the online user-generated encyclopedia, make sure that entries on chemical substances of widespread general public interest include complete and accurate CAS Registry Numbers. Each number is a unique ID that CAS assigns to chemical substances. The CAS Registry contains more than 34 million organic and inorganic substances, but so far, only a few thousand of the most common chemicals are included . . .

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