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Browser Recommendations by CAS

The following operating systems and browsers are supported. You may experience uncertain results with other configurations.

Windows XP Professional, Vista: Firefox v3.5x or 3.6x, Internet Explorer v7.x

Internet Explorer 8.0

Windows 7: Firefox v3.5x or 3.6x, Internet Explorer v8.0

Mac OS 10.5: Firefox v3.5x, 3.6x, Safari v4.x (32-bit), Safari v5.x (requires Mac Os 10.5.8 or higher)

Mac OS 10.6: Firefox v3.5x, 3.6x, Safari v4.x, Safari v5.x (requires Mac OS 10.6.2 or higher)

If you are using Internet Explorer 6 as your primary web browser, you will experience performance issues with the web version of SciFinder.

Other Recommendations by CAS

JavaScript, Java, and cookies must all be enabled.

A Java (JRE) plug-in is required for structure drawing.

For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 install Java version 1.6.0_02 and later. For best performance with the Spring 2011 release, version 1.6.0_24 is recommended.

For Mac OS 10.5 install Java version 1.5.0_07 and later

For Mac OS 10.6 install Java version 1.6 and later

Note: 64-bit browsers require a 64-bit version of Java

PDF reader is required for printing.

SciFinder FAQs

This page provides answers about SciFinder and specific subject categories, such as: