Standard representations for chemical information

  • John M. Barnard
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This paper will give a brief historical survey of the development of standard notations for chemical structures, including structure diagrams, nomenclature and line notations. The more recent development of standard computer formats for the representation of chemical structures and associated data will then be discussed, and the paper will conclude with a summary of the present state, and future prospects, of a standard connection table format for the exchange of data.


Chemical Information Structure Diagram Heavenly Body Encode Rule Graphical Symbol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Barnard
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  1. 1.Barnard Chemical Information LtdStannington, SheffieldUK

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