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The production of valid and appropriate chemical structure representations which are appropriate for deposition into chemical structure databases and for inclusion into scientific publications requires adoption of a set of pre-processing filters and standardization procedures. As part of our ongoing effort to improve the quality of data for deposition into the RSC ChemSpider database, to provide a manner by which to validate and prepare data for publication and to provide a valuable service to the chemistry community, we have delivered the ChemValidator online service. This website provides access to an intuitive user interface for the upload of chemical compounds in various formats, pre-processing and standardization relative to a defined set of standards and validation checking of the chemicals according to a number of rules including hypervalency, absence of stereochemistry and charge balance. This presentation will report on the development of ChemValidator.
This presentation was given by David Sharpe at the ACS Fall Meeting in 2012