Chemical Structure Registration for Beilstein Online

  • Stephen Welford
  • Clemens Jochum
Conference paper

Abstract

Beilstein Online is a comprehensive online database of organic chemical compounds and their reported chemical and physical properties. The database, which corresponds to the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry and covers the chemical literature from 1830, is available online on STN International and Dialog. This paper describes the structure registration system, which has been developed at the Beilstein Institute and used in the construction of this database. The paper concentrates on the treatment of tautomerism and stereochemistry, the connection table format in which structures are processed and delivered to online hosts, and the range of alternative delivery formats which are available for in-house use. Extension of the registration system and data structures for organometallic and inorganic substances in support of the Gmelin online database are also described.

Keywords

Phosphorus Expense 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Welford
    • 1
  • Clemens Jochum
    • 2
  1. 1.Springer-VerlagWimbledonEngland
  2. 2.Beilstein InstituteFrankfurtGermany

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