- Message from the Chair
- Letter from the Editor
- Awards and Scholarships
- CSA Trust Grant Applications
- Meeting a New CINF Volunteer: Stuart Chalk
- Editors' Corner
- Technical Program: Symposium Summaries
- Committee Reports
- Book Reviews: by Robert E. Buntrock
- Sponsor Announcements
- CINF Officers & CIB Contributors
Division of Chemical Information Sponsors Summer 2016
The American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information is very fortunate to receive generous financial support from our sponsors. Their support allows us to maintain the high quality of the Division's programming, to promote communication between members at social functions at the ACS Spring 2016 National Meeting in San Diego, CA, and to support other divisional activities during the year, including scholarships to graduate students in chemical Information.
The Division gratefully acknowledges contributions from the following sponsors:
Journal of Chemical Information & Modeling (ACS Publications)
Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal of Cheminformatics (Springer)
Opportunities are available to sponsor Division of Chemical Information events, speakers, and material. Our sponsors are acknowledged on the CINF web site, in the Chemical Information Bulletin, on printed meeting materials, and at any events for which we use their contribution. For more information please review the sponsorship brochure at http://www.acscinf.org/PDF/CINF_Sponsorship_Brochure.pdf. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information about supporting CINF.
Chair pro tem, Fundraising Committee 2016
ICSYNTH Version 2.2 Launched
InfoChem is proud to announce the release of ICSYNTH version 2.2 in in Q1 2016.
ICSYNTH is a powerful synthesis-planning tool able to define synthesis strategies based only on fully algorithmic chemical knowledge and not on synthesis path analysis. The system builds multistep, interactive synthesis trees, taking advantage of automatically-created transform libraries. The user is able to interact with the software, selecting different synthesis strategies and defining the number of precursors and steps.
ICSYNTH Version 2.2 now offers a reaction layout view, in addition to the known tree view. This new layout shows the target molecule in the middle of the screen, with all selected precursor reactions visible around it. In addition, all the visible chemical structures are highly interactive, enabling easy browsing of the retrosynthetic analysis results. Furthermore the algorithm responsible for the precursor search has been successfully improved, resulting in better pathway suggestions.
For more information about ICSYNTH, please visit our homepage (http://infochem.de/products/software/ icsynth.shtml) or contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Springer Chemistry News
Springer Nature to extend content sharing!
Springer Nature will now provide authors with shareable links to view-only versions of their peer-reviewed research papers, starting with authors of Nature and the Nature research journals, such as Nature Chemistry. This initiative will also be extended to authors of all other Springer Nature owned primary research journals, and ultimately to all authors of Springer Nature published primary research journals. These links can be posted anywhere, including via social channels and on other highly-used sites, institutional repositories, and authors’ own Web sites, as well as scholarly collaborative networks, which many researchers are using to collaborate and to share both publicly and privately.
This comes after a year-long nature.com content sharing trial to enable its research articles to be freely-shared with all researchers and the wider public via its authors, subscribers, and global media partners. The successful trial, covering around 50 journals and 6,000 articles, resulted in over 1.3m additional article accesses. The results of this trial were released in December 2015.
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SpringerOpen Blog: Insights into our open access publications in chemistry!
SpringerOpen is Springer‘s portfolio of fully open access journals and books. As content in SpringerOpen covers research from all areas of science, we aim to highlight each of these areas on the SpringerOpen blog. In this newsletter we wanted to share with you some of our recent highlights in chemistry available at http://blogs.springeropen.com/springeropen/category/chemistry/.
We have an incredibly diverse set of fully open access chemistry journals in the SpringerOpen portfolio that demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of chemistry and how it can be applied to many different and sometimes surprising areas.
We have some fantastic examples of this on the SpringerOpen blog including our blog on what effect different methods of recording data have on recalling chemistry experiments and our recent post on the use of imaging spectroscopy to analyze works of art.
Take a look, and sign up for to receive the latest SpringerOpen chemistry posts straight to your inbox.
Wiley ChemPlanner Awarded Best of Show at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo
Hoboken, NEW JERSEY – May 27, 2016 – Wiley ChemPlanner was awarded “Best of Show” for the Research & Clinical Data Management category at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2016. Judged by leading industry experts and Bio-IT World editors, this award distinguishes Wiley ChemPlanner as an exceptional innovation in technologies used by life science professionals today.
Wiley ChemPlanner is a state-of-the-art workflow product that helps chemists find the best selection of diverse and viable routes for their synthesis. Its unique combination of predictive reactions and curated information delivers the best of both worlds, computer-aided synthetic design backed by millions of empirical reactions. Wiley ChemPlanner has the potential to help pharmaceutical chemists improve efficiency and creativity while synthesizing molecules. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for ChemPlanner. Our team has worked very hard to turn the dream of computer-aided synthesis design into a reality,” said Dave Flanagan, Director of Lab Solutions at Wiley. “To be recognized by the Bio-IT World judges as Best of Show 2016 is powerful confirmation of the feedback we have gotten from our customers, that computers can predict viable synthesis routes to target molecules, enhancing the creativity and productivity of users.”
Wiley ChemPlanner was launched in September 2015 and is currently sold as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution and hosted on secure servers, with a local installation version coming this year.
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.