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Welcome to ZINC, a free database of commercially-available compounds for virtual screening. ZINC contains over 13 million purchasable compounds in ready-to-dock, 3D formats. ZINC is provided by the Shoichet Laboratory in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). To cite ZINC, please reference: Irwin and Shoichet, J. Chem. Inf. Model. 2005;45(1):177-82 PDF, DOI. We thank NIGMS for financial support (GM71896). There are release notes for ZINC 8. - We have a survey where you can give us feedback.

Caveat Emptor: We do not guarantee the quality of any molecule for any purpose and take no responsibility for errors arising from the use of this database. ZINC is provided in the hope that it will be useful, but you must use it at your own risk.

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