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Version 9.0 of ACD/ChemSketch offers enhanced compatibility

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Advanced Chemistry Development (ACD/Labs) has released version 9.0 of the chemical structure drawing program, ACD/ChemSketch and the expert nomenclature tool, ACD/Name. It is now fully compatible with the InChI chemical nomenclature protocol, making it possible to produce unique alphanumeric string representations for chemical compounds that will facilitate the communication of molecular structures electronically.

ACD/Labs has been committed to the InChI identifier since its inception and provided the first integration between a commercial drawing package and the InChI software components almost two years ago. Freeware version 8 of ACD/ChemSketch, that has recently marked its half-a-million Web downloads, also features InChI compatibility. ACD/Labs’ commercial products also offer ‘reverse’ InChI-to-Structure conversion that enables convenient decoding of InChI strings.