The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced its acquistion of ChemSpider. This acquisition is intended to demonstrate RSC’s commitment to providing access to rich resources of chemistry data and information. ChemSpider is a free online service providing a structure centric community for chemists. ChemSpider provides access to almost 21.5 million unique chemical entities sourced from over 200 different data sources and integration to a multitude of other online services. According to RSC, it acquired ChemSpider to fulfil its strategic objective of disseminating knowledge to the chemical community and advancing the chemical sciences. The ChemSpider development team will continue to be located in the USA and the ChemSpider website will be relaunched later in the year.