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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.
Sonnenschein et al. investigated the fungus Pseudoalteromonas piscicida S2040; fractionating a crude extract by reversed phase solid phase extraction before purification by reversed phase HPLC to yield pseudochelin A - a new siderophore containing a 4,5-dihydroimidazole moiety. This challenging structure containing eight heteroatoms (three atoms of nitrogen and fife atoms of oxygen) was elucidated by Structure Elucidator fully automatically in 1.5 seconds.
Sesquiterpenoids are a class of compounds known to have complex structures, and due to the wide variability of these compounds, it is often challenging to determine the exact structure. Here we discuss the incorrect determination of the structure of Nordine, and later correction; as well as the elucidation of the correct structure using CASE.