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What’s New in Name Version 2022

Version 2022 of Name adds new features, including support for additional languages, and improves existing ones. Read below for details, and contact us for help upgrading your software.

New Languages

  • You can now generate chemical names in three additional languages: Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian. These languages are also available in Name Batch.
    Name v2022
    English (EN): 4-methoxy-3-methylbutanoic acid
    Estonian (ET): 4-metoksü-3-metüülbutaanhape
    Latvian (LV): 3-metil-4-metoksibutānskābe
    Lithuanian (LT): 3-metil-4-metoksibutano rūgštis

    Name v2022
    New languages can be selected in IUPAC Preferences menu.

File Management

  • You can now export SDFiles with Unicode special characters. This allows you to store chemical names that use special characters.
  • Name Batch now includes an additional option to output generated names in text formats. You can now output generated names in .sdf and .txt format, either in simple text or UTF-8 encoding.

Enhancements to IUPAC Name Generation

  • We have introduced several improvements in name generation in accordance with IUPAC recommendations. These include:
    • Amido substituents
    • Indication of stereochemistry for ylidene substituents in carbohydrates
    • Better recognition of atropisomers

Name also include ChemSketch. We’ve improved features for this as well:

New Features

CAS SciFindern Integration
  • You can now search chemical structures and reactions in CAS SciFindern directly from the ChemSketch interface. You can search the CAS Registry® for substances and reactions including suppliers, literature references, and patents. (A valid SciFindern account is required.)

    ChemSketch v2022
    Search SciFindern directly from ChemSketch.

Improved Features

Import and Export
  • We have improved the image quality of chemical structures inserted into Microsoft PowerPoint

    Comparison of image quality when inserting chemical structures into Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Exported structures containing Sn(2+) and Pb(2+) cations are now correctly recognized by external software tools
  • Spectra reports are now correctly inserted in Microsoft Word documents
  • Reactions with atom labels are correctly recognized and updated in structure databases
General and Usability
  • Several interface improvements including additional help topics, and indication of colors with RGB codes
  • We have improved the import, export and pasting from clipboard of chemical structures for ChemDraw, BIOVIA and Marvin Sketch