How ChEBI can help with your research
When to use ChEBI
You can use ChEBI to:
- find the stereochemistry and structure of an entity by searching for any relevant name;
- find the preferred chemical terminology for an entity by searching for any name, formula or registry numbers associated with it, including Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number (CAS-RN) and Reaxys numbers;
- view the relationship between between chemicals and their classes using the ChEBI ontology.
When not to use ChEBI
ChEBI cannot help you:
- to find biological macromolecules, such as nucleic acids, proteins and large peptides;
- if you need a large set of molecules for molecular modelling, binding studies, etc; the ChEMBL database would be more appropriate.
If the entity you are interested in is not listed in ChEBI
- then you can submit it to ChEBI yourself using the ChEBI Submission Tool;
- or you can ask the ChEBI team to add the entity to the database using ChEBI's SourceForge Curation Requests channel.