InChI: open-source chemical structure representation algorithm

Current Status and Future Development in Relation to IUPAC Activities

Current Status and Future Development in Relation to IUPAC Activities
Authored by:
Andrey Yerin
Alan McNaught
Stephen Heller


The IUPAC International Chemical Identifier (InChI) is a non-proprietary, machine-readable chemical structure representation format enabling electronic searching, and interlinking and combining, of chemical information from different sources. It was developed from 2001 onwards at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology under the auspices of IUPAC’s Chemical Identifier project. Since 2009, the InChI Trust, a consortium of (mostly) publishers and software developers, has taken over responsibility for funding and oversight of InChI maintenance and development. Funding and responsibility for scientific aspects of InChI development remain with the IUPAC Division VIII (Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation) and InChI Subcommittee.

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Date Published November 1, 2013
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