2020 Releases

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November 5, 2020

New Help & Support Menu

A new Help & Support menu replaces the Feedback icon and consolidates the Provide Feedback, Help, and Contact Us options. A new option, What is Formulus?, links to the product page on cas.org.


The Help option has moved from the Account menu.

October 22, 2020

User Interface Update

Throughout Formulus, "Substances" is now "Ingredients" to further align with our users.


October 1, 2020

Search Ingredients by Formulation Function

Users may now enter a formulation function in the Ingredients search box to identify ingredients that are commonly used for that function (e.g., binder) in formulations.



  • Ingredient results are ordered by the frequency of the function in formulations.
  • Exact match synonyms can also be searched.
  • If a user enters a query that contains both ingredient and function terms (e.g., methylcellulose binder), the ingredient matches will be displayed first, followed by the function matches.

September 1, 2020

  • View Formulations link added to Commonly Used As section in Ingredient Detail: Find formulations where a given ingredient is present in formulations playing a specific role or function.


  • Document Type filter enhanced with locations: Focus on formulations indexed from specific parts of a document.


  • Predicted functions added to formulation components: A new value-add by CAS scientists to help "fill in the blanks" for the function or role a given formulation ingredient is playing, even if the source literature did not disclose this information.


August 25, 2020

  • Commonly Used As: View an ingredient's functions and how it's been used before; listed on ingredient results, ingredient details, and ingredient windows.


  • Advanced Search includes autosuggest.


  • EPA Pesticide Inactive Ingredients available in Ingredient Detail > Regulatory Information


July 21, 2020

  • Drug Master File List available in Ingredient Detail > Regulatory Information


  • Filter formulations by Information Included


June 11, 2020

FDA Green Book available in Ingredient Detail > Regulatory Information


May 21, 2020

Cosing: Cosmetic Ingredient Inventory available in Ingredient Detail > Regulatory Information


May 13, 2020

Download formulation results

March 31, 2020

Advanced Formulations Search

January 7, 2020

Argentina: National Administration on Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices (ANMAT) regulatory information now available.