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ACD/Labs Chemical Nomenclature Service

For those who may only need to name a handful of chemical structures a year, ACD/Labs offers a fee-based service through which you can submit your structure and have our experts provide you with the name. Whether you have an organic, biochemical, or organometallic structure, we will do our utmost to provide a systematic name (based either on IUPAC or CAS Index rules, simply tell us your preference). This service is also available for 'Name to Structure' requests.

Consultancy services vary from $275–$3000 USD depending on the complexity and scope of the request. There is a minimum fee of $275 USD for all requests.

Alternatively, ACD/I-Lab is a credit-based system that offers chemical nomenclature (and other property prediction algorthims) through your browser. You may inquire about an I-Lab account here.

How does the service work?

Step 1: Complete the Chemical Nomenclature Form, and attach your structure in one of the standard chemical drawing formats (we accept *.mol, *.sdf; *.chm, *.cdx; *.skc; and *.sk2 files). High quality images can also be accepted, but an additional fee will apply to convert them into a chemical drawing format.

Once received, your compound(s) will be treated as confidential.

For Name to Structure requests, please provide the name in the comment box at the end of the form along with any other information.

Step 2: We will reply shortly to confirm the request and to provide you with billing options to decide your method of payment. Costs are on a case-by-case basis, we will confirm all costs before starting to work on your structure. Minimum cost is $275 USD.

Right to refuse: We maintain the right to refuse to name a compound or provide a structure for a name. This may happen from time-to-time since some classes of compounds may not yet have systematic nomenclature definitions available, and some names may be ambiguous. To preserve confidentiality in such a case, ACD/Labs will destroy any record we have of your structure/name.

We are willing to enter into non-disclosure agreements, but a $200 USD fee for legal processing will apply.