Converting Chemical Names to Structures with Name=Struct

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Name=Struct is Cambridge Soft’s comprehensive algorithm for converting English chemical names into chemical structure diagrams.1 It is designed to be as practical as possible, interpreting chemical names as they are actually used by chemists. In addition to recognizing most of the official rules and recommendations.

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