We’ve been working on structure depictions on ChemSpider and overall we are very happy with where we have got to. These structure depictions are going to be showing up in various parts of our system now.

However, we should qualify the difference between structure images and structure layout. The depictions and the layout are governed by different algorithms.While a structure image can be attractive the layout may not be perfect. it is possible to improve the layout of the molecule deposited on ChemSpider. Notice for the structure on the left that there is overlap with the methyl group.

For details on how to CLEAN structures on ChemSpider please read the Technical Note here: Interactive Cleaning of Molecules During Curation and Deposition.

The result of performing cleaning is shown below. This layout may also not be the perfect layout but there is no overlap. The user can continue to manually optimize the structure for the preferred layout.

Stumble it!

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