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Adoption of InChi chemical Classification Inches Forward

11:21 AM MDT | March 30, 2009 | Alex Scott

The International Chemical Identifier (InChi), an International Union of Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) global standard for identifying chemical substances, seems to be moving forward with the recent adoption of the system by Nature Chemistry, a journal. The InChi system earlier this year also was adopted by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London). IUPAC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Gaithersburg, MD) developed the standard several years ago.   InChis employ an algorithm for determining chemical structures and so enabling data on...

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