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Chemical nomenclature may seem like a simplistic chemistry discipline; a requirement of every chemical pursuit that is often overlooked for the vital importance it plays. Here we discuss the legacy of our contribution to the field of chemical nomenclature - ACD/Name - and take a look at what has changed in the field of chemical naming over the past two decades.

From new instruments and software to the rise of the digital lab, the landscape of analytical chemistry data is constantly evolving. To stay on top of trends, we launch a comprehensive survey every few years focused on analytical chemistry data and its management. Here's what we learned.

Dichocetide D Shaker et al. [1] recently reported the isolation of Dichocetide D (1) from the marine fungus Dichotomomyces cejpii under oxygen stress conditions. The structure of dichocetide D was revised by Elyashberg et al [2] on the basis of chemical considerations and utilization of ACD/Structure Elucidator (ACD/SE). The reported structure 1 is surprising as...

Kim and coworkers isolated a new neolignan, piperkadsin C, and elucidated its structure. However, the structure was revised by the same group in their next article. Structure Elucidator Suite was used to confirm the proposed structure #2, molecular formula C20H20O6.

The highly coveted Gaussian peak, a sharp symmetrical shape on a flat baseline, is the ideal peak shape in chromatography. Why is it so highly desired? Naturally, we tend to be drawn to the beauty of symmetry, but more importantly, good peak shape is important for better resolution (Rs) and increased accuracy in quantitation.

The herb Radix Glycyrrhizae has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for more than a thousand years. Zhao et al isolated a novel symmetrical cyclooctenone compound and elucidated its structure (molecular formula C23H34O4).

Data is to scientists as a saucepan is to chefs: essential. But with many analytical techniques, instruments, and software applications, extracting real insights from data can be challenging. Read more about how browser-based systems are revolutionizing analytical data processing.

Okpekon et al isolated an unusual new indanone from the shrub Uvaria afzelii Scot Elliot, grown in the West African sub-region, named afzeliindanone. The molecular formula is C16H14O3.

ACD/Labs is partnering with TetraScience, the Scientific Data Cloud company, to help pharmaceutical companies increase scientific data effectiveness. We invited Simon Meffan-Main, Ph.D., and Alan Millar, Ph.D., Vice Presidents, Tetra Partner Network, TetraScience, to share some insights on cloud computing in the pharmaceutical industry.

A new bicoumarin derivative, bidysoxyletine, (with a molecular formula of C36H40O6) was isolated from the leaves of Dysoxylum parasiticum (Osbeck) Kosterm.