UNIT 14.9 ChEBI: An Open Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics Resource

  1. Kirill Degtyarenko,
  2. Janna Hastings,
  3. Paula de Matos,
  4. Marcus Ennis

Published Online: 1 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi1409s26

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Degtyarenko, K., Hastings, J., de Matos, P. and Ennis, M. 2009. ChEBI: An Open Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics Resource. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 26:14.9:14.9.1–14.9.20.

Author Information

  1. European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: JUN 2009


Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) is a freely available dictionary of molecular entities focused on “small” chemical compounds. This unit provides a detailed guide to browsing, searching, downloading, and programmatic access to the ChEBI database. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 26:14.9.1-14.9.20. © 2009 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • chemical compound;
  • chemical nomenclature;
  • InChI;
  • InChIKey;
  • IUPAC;
  • molecular entity;
  • ontology;
  • substructure search;
  • similarity search;
  • Web Services