|Compound searching by SD-file
At the end of 2013, a new feature has been added to the existing possibilities for “Compound Search” at Specs.net: search for structures by uploading an SD-file. From now on, structures in the uploaded SD-file, directly available from our stock or present in the Specs.net database, can be easily found. Importing an SD-file enables you to perform a quick check of desired compounds currently available in the Specs repository, saving time and efforts of transforming SD-file into other formats. Logon to your personal Specs.net account and try out yourself.
An SD-file is a family of chemical-data file formats developed by MDL (now Symyx who have merged with Accelrys). This file format, intended especially for structural information, is used to transfer chemical structure data between various chemistry packages. "SDF" stands for structure-data file, and SDF files actually wrap the molfile (MDL Molfile) format. Multiple compounds are delimited by lines consisting of four dollar signs ($$$$). A feature of the SDF format is its ability to include associated data.
|published on: 04-Jul-13|