Industry News: Royal Society of Chemistry Renews Partnership with ACD/Labs to Continue Providing Data to Worldwide Research Communities

ACD/Labs algorithms will continue to equip ChemSpider with physicochemical property values and chemical nomenclature following ten-year milestone

31 Jul 2018


ACD/Labs, an informatics company that develops and commercializes solutions in support of R&D, has announced the continued collaboration with ChemSpider, a leading chemical database owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry, to continue furnishing predicted physicochemical properties and chemical nomenclature to the ever-expanding platform. For over ten years, scientists have accessed this publicly-available free resource to gather information on chemical compounds in preparation of research or experimentation. 

As the industry standard for physicochemical prediction software, ACD/Labs was chosen to generate property information including logP, logD (at various pHs), Lipinski rule-of-5 values, and boiling point, and to provide Name-to-Structure (and vice-versa) capabilities. The renewal of the partnership further reflects the success of the platform and its continued importance as one of the most robust online chemical structure databases for the scientific community. As the platform advances, ChemSpider will continue to use ACD/Labs algorithms to provide quality insights to researchers. 

“We set out with the mission of empowering researchers with a comprehensive view of chemical data to inform R&D initiatives,” said Richard Kidd, Publisher, Royal Society of Chemistry. “By working with ACD/Labs and utilizing its property information, we’ve been able to meet our users’ need for knowledge, which is reflected in our rapid growth since the Royal Society of Chemistry acquired ChemSpider ten years ago. To-date, property information populated by ACD/Labs’ algorithms has been among the most accessed on ChemSpider and remains a key driver in our service.” 

While ChemSpider has doubled the size of its database, it has remained committed to maintaining high quality data from selective sources. As the platform continues to grow, ChemSpider will use ACD/Percepta prediction algorithms and ACD/Name tools in a batch-wise fashion to populate the database and enhance publicly available chemical intelligence.

“Enabling the dissemination of chemical knowledge and providing solutions to accelerate R&D are among our top priorities at ACD/Labs,” said Gabriela Cimpan, Senior Director Sales, Europe, ACD/Labs. “ChemSpider is empowering knowledge throughout the chemical community and we feel privileged to be able to support learning worldwide.”

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