Chemical and Product Categories (CPCat)
What is CPCat?
CPCat (Chemical and Product Categories) is a database containing information mapping more than 43,000 chemicals to a set of terms categorizing their usage or function. We have compiled a comprehensive list of chemicals with associated categories of chemical and product use by compiling publically available sources. Sources include, but are not limited to: the Substances in Preparation in Nordic Countries (SPIN) database, information provided by companies, trade associations, and regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the DrugBank database of pharmaceutical products, and information mined from the Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACToR) database developed by the U.S. EPA. Unique use category taxonomies from each source are mapped onto a single common set of ~800 terms.
The user can search for chemicals by chemical name, Chemical Abstracts Registry Number (CASRN), or by CPCat terms (i.e. category names) associated with chemicals.