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RSC aquires The Merck Index

The Merck Index, is to join the highly acclaimed publishing portfolio of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The RSC already plans significant development of The Merck Index online, and will continue to develop and update.

I wonder if this will be integrated into ChemSpider? When you also consider that the RSC is taking over the Chemical Database Service it is clear that the RSC is moving to increase it’s support of online chemistry.

Following a tendering exercise earlier this year the EPSRC will be renewing the Chemical Database Facility, with the Royal Society of Chemistry being the preferred bidder. Contract negotiations are being pursued and should be in place by the end of this year. Details of the renewed service will be made known in due course and the RSC will be working with Daresbury to ensure a seamless transfer to the new system.