The InChI SubCommittee has the responsibility for continued authentication of the InChI standard and acts as a scientific advisory board to the InChI Trust. In turn, the InChI Trust develops and supports the nonproprietary InChI standard and promotes its uses to the scientific community. (See the InChI Trust website at www.inchi-trust.org for the latest news and release. For questions, email the Project Director or SubCommittee Chair, Steve Heller).
LINK to www.inchi-trust.org to access videos.
Current Projects and Future Plans:
Organometallics: 2009-040-2-800, chaired by Colin Batchelor
Markush project: 2009-041-1-800 on hold
Polymers project: 2009-042-1-800, chaired by Andrey Yerin – project completed
Reactions project: 2009-043-2-800, chaired by Guenter Grethe – project completed
Tautomers project: 2012-023-2-800, chaired by Marc Nicklaus
Inorganics project: 2012-046-2-800, chaired by Richard Hartshorn
Large Molecules project: 2013-010-1-800, chaired by Keith Taylor
QR Codes project: 2015-019-2-800, chaired by Richard Hartshorn
Chemical mixture composition project 2015-025-4-800, chaired by Leah McEwen. (This project complements the InChI QR codes)
Resolver Progress: under the guidance of Markus Sitzmann, with assistance from Evan Bolton
Electronic States: Don Burgess at NIST is developing plans
Positional Isomers: Chris Steinbeck has initiated a study and is looking for a chair to lead the working group
- InChI, the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier, S.R. Heller, et al. Journal of Cheminformatics 2015, 7:23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13321-015-0068-4 (30 May 2015). This 2015 paper documents the design, layout and algorithms of the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier, InChI.
- Many InChIs and quite some feat, Wendy A. Warr, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design 2015, Vol. 29, No 8, pp 681-694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10822-015-9854-3 (17 June 2015). This account is a review of what InChI has achieved over 15 years; it includes no less than 277 references.
- InChI’ng Forward: Community Engagement in IUPAC’s Digital Chemical Identifier, Leah McEwen Chemistry International, Vol 40, No 1, pp 27-30, https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0109 (5 Feb 2018)
Past/recent event: 16-18 August 2017, InChI 10th anniversary workshop
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