Chemical Informatics Letters

Volume 9, Issue 2; August 2004

Editor: Jonathan M Goodman

The popularity of RSS feeds appears to be increasing. There is an index of academic library RSS feeds at Iowa State, RSS access to's section for Chemistry News, and at NewsIsFree's science section: Science News.

Open Patent Services
This site delivers raw patent data in XML. As a consequence, it can be accessed by other searching services, such as the free IP news flash.

CAS science spotlight
A new service from Chemical Abstracts which highlights the most requested, the most intriguing and the most cited chemical research.

Crystallography Open Database
This database, last updated in September 2003 has 12000 crystal structures.

IUPAC Chemical Identifier
A new test version (documentation and sample structure files, but Microsoft Windows only) of the IUPAC-NIST Chemical Identifier (INChI) is now available.

The Chemistry Style Manual
This book, by Professor Kieran Lim, may be downloaded from the web, and provides useful advice on chemistry writing.

How safe is DES?
The NIST has decided that DES (as described in the PDF FIPS46-3) is no longer secure enough to protect information for the USA federal government (PDF). Instead AES should be used (FIPS197 PDF)

Information about cheminformatics, ontologies and statistical mining. Cosmas is the patron saint of the chemical industry and chemical manufacturers.

CERN Document Server [CDS]
Over 650,000 bibliographic records, including 320,000 fulltext documents, of interest to people working in particle physics and related areas.

Collaboratory for Multi-scale Chemical Science.
The Collaboratory for the Multi-scale Chemical Science (CMCS) brings together leaders in scientific research and technological development across multiple DOE laboratories, other government laboratories and academic institutions to develop an open "knowledge grid" for multi-scale informatics-based chemistry research. CMCS is using advanced collaboration and metadata-based data management technologies to develop this grid and the associated CMCS community portal.

Reaction Reviews
Reaction reviews is a place to submit and discuss interesting reactions that appear in current literature and read reviews on new reactions

Organic Eprints
Organic Eprints is an international open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture.

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