Posts Tagged ‘chemical name’

The challenges in curating research data: one case study.

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Research data (and its management) is rapidly emerging as a focal point for the development of research dissemination practices. An important aspect of ensuring that such data remains fit for purpose is identifying what curation activities need to be associated with it. Here I revisit one particular case study associated with the molecular structure of a product identified from a photolysis reaction[cite]10.1126/science.1188002[/cite] and the curation of the crystallographic data associated with this study.


(Almost) 100 years of Lewis structures: are they still fit for purpose?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The molecule below was characterised in 1996 (DOI: 10.1246/cl.1996.489) and given the name tris(dithiolene)vanadium (IV). No attempt was made in the original article to give this molecule a Lewis structure using Lewis electron pair bonds. This blog will explore some of the issues that arise when this is attempted.1