PubChem Chemical Compound Viewer

Authors of selected Elsevier journals have the possibility to enrich their online articles by providing a list of chemical compounds studied in the article. The list of compounds is used to extract relevant information from theNCBI PubChem Compound database and display it next to the online version of the article on ScienceDirect.

The application displays  the most relevant PubChem record for each compound (based on the PubChem CID code provided by the author along with a compound name), and generates a short summary, which includes the 2D chemical structure image, molecular weight, molecular formula, IUPAC name and a direct link to the full PubChem record.

PubChem Application

Benefits for Authors and Readers 

 The PubChem Chemical Compound Viewer functionality enables authors to extend their article by providing means to easily access relevant additional information, which is important for understanding the research presented in the article. This provides a way to highlight findings in an easily interpretable manner, helping readers to quickly understand the relevance of a research paper, i.e. by scanning the list of "Chemical compounds studied in this article".

Author Instructions

You can include up to 10 names of chemical compounds in the article. For each compound, please provide the PubChem CID of the most relevant record as per the following example: Glutamic acid (PubChem CID: 611). The PubChem CIDs can be found via

In your manuscript, please position the list of compounds immediately below the "Keywords" section.

It is strongly recommended to follow the exact text formatting as in the example below

Chemical compounds studied in this article
Ethylene glycol (PubChem CID: 174); Plitidepsin (PubChem CID: 44152164); Benzalkonium chloride (PubChem CID: 15865)

The PubChem Chemical Compound Viewer will be provided in the online version of the article. The PDF/printed version of the article will feature the "Chemical compounds studied in this article" section only.