“The REACH product from ToxPlanet provided us access and was a critical component of a risk assessment we just provided to manufacturing.  Very little data was available in the public domain for the chemical in question, while when we accessed REACH (easy to navigate by the way!), there were enough data there from submitting companies to pull together a nice risk assessment….really valuable addition here!!

William P. Beierschmitt
Research Fellow, Worldwide Research and Development

 

The Tables below illustrate the power of the ToxPlanet and how Public Search Engines and Free websites don’t really provide meaningful search results. (These Tables are not intended to compare documents counts, but to illustrate the consistency of searching in the ToxPlanet system.)

The Expert Index (EI) has nearly 3 Million Terms and Synonyms. This means that when you do a search in the EI your search results are consistent regardless of which synonym is used. The Columns labeled “Term” contains 6 synonyms of Phenol. So, in the ToxPlanet system, a search on any of the Terms results in 161 hits in ChemEXPERT.

Table 1 compares an ToxPlanet search against Popular Search Engines. As you can clearly see, not only are the results different from Engine to Engine, but synonym searches within the same Engine can vary dramatically. Google ranges from 19.8 Million hits to “just” 14,000. Neither number is very meaningful.

Table 2 compares ToxPlanet to “Free” Government sites. Again, the results are extremely inconsistent.

The power of the EI, as illustrated here, coupled with the depth and breadth of content, make the ToxPlanet website a powerful and economical resource for chemical hazard information.

Table 1

TermChemEXPERTGoogleYahooBingAOL
Phenol16119.8 Million4.1 Million4.25 Million4.25 Million
108-95-2161122,00014,40090,60090,500
Fenolo161160,00076,00077,90078,000
Hydroxybenzene161640,00041,80041,20041,200
Phenic Acid16129,80068,70068,60068,500
Benzenol16114,00018,10018,10018,100

 

Table 2

TermChemEXPERTEPA
Website
ECHA WebsiteNTP
Website
eChemPortal
Phenol1613,60059969125
108-95-216153859969125
Fenolo1610100
Hydroxybenzene16117192425
Phenic Acid16123025
Benzenol16131025