Royal Society of Chemistry acquires MarinLit

(19 September 2013) David James, Executive Director of Strategic Innovation at the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: “We are delighted to announce that we have completed the acquisition of MarinLit.

“Over the last 25 years John Blunt, Murray Munro and their colleagues at the University of Canterbury have developed the leading marine natural product (MNP) database, a powerful tool in support of the varied areas of MNP research and we are very excited to welcome MarinLit into the Royal Society of Chemistry’s portfolio. It makes an excellent strategic fit with our current activities and natural product research.”

The combination of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s natural product content, such as the high impact journal Natural Product Reports, with MarinLit data will further advance the Royal Society of Chemistry’s mission to become the world’s leading chemistry community, helping the world’s researchers access the best chemical information and share the best ideas.

MarinLit addresses a rising challenge for MNP researchers; where is the best place to start your research search? The unique element of MarinLit is that in addition to the usual bibliographic data, the database contains an extensive collection of keywords, trivial names and compound information. All of these terms can be searched for either individually or in various combinations. This provides researchers with the ultimate destination to start their search for any marine natural product research.

Read the full announcement here.