There are many ways you can describe a compound in order to search for it within a database. Consider your options and what types of descriptions the particular database will accept. If you get zero results, try another way before moving on to another resource.
CAS Registry Number
For example, consider ethanol:
The style mainly used for Chemistry is:
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In the Library of Congress classification system used by the Whitworth Library, chemistry books in both the main collection and reference (non-circulating) collection are shelved under call numbers beginning with these letters:
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