Accession Number:

AD0685902

Title:

107 YEARS OF LINE-FORMULA NOTATIONS (1861-1968)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Within seven years after the birth of structural chemistry in 1861, virtually all of the main ideas relating to line-formula conventions were devised and published in the leading chemical journals of a century ago. No basically new practices appeared for some 79 years. Then, within an identically brief period of just seven years 1947-1954, virtually all of the fundamental features of structure-delineating chemical notations appeared in the international chemical literature. The key characteristics of the old conventions and new systems are surveyed.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE