Copyright©2007 Antony Williams
As many of you will know we support the upload and display of analytical data associated with chemical structures on ChemSpider. In order to display the spectra we have made use of Bob Lancashire’s JSpecView tool. Bob is a member of our advisory group and not only provides excellent ongoing feedback to us about what’s on the database but also has been very active in uploading spectra onto the database. I’ve known Bob for a number of years and have worked with him for a long time to ensure optimal support of the JCAMP format in commercial products (while I was at ACD/Labs).
Bob has just published an article on Chemistry Central entitled “The JSpecView Project: an Open Source Java viewer and converter for JCAMP-DX, and XML spectral data files” The abstract is listed below. It gives an excellent overview of the JSpecView applet and provides much of the detail people have been inquiring from us as hosts of the applet.