InChI News

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August 1, 2006: InChI Version 1 Released

version 1 of the IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI) was launched. The development and associated programming work was predominantly carried out by Dmitrii Tchekhovskoi.

release June 1, 2001: IUPAC Chemical Identifier Project - InChI - Initiated

The IUPAC Chemical Identifier project began in collaboration with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The aim was to devise a computer based algorithm yielding a unique label for any chemical structure, regardless of how it was represented (on screen).

misc June 5, 2000: First Organizational Meeting for InChI

From a meeting with a wide range of users of chemical nomenclature including database providers, patent officials, international trade representatives, et al, under the direction of Alan McNaught, it was decided that InChI would be an IUPAC initiative to meet the needs of the chemical and related communities.

misc June 1, 1998: Initial Proposal for a Public Domain Structure Standard

Steve Heller initiated a proposal at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for a public domain structure representation standard for the NIST databases, along with Steve Stein who was the initial designer and architect for the project.