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ChemDraw naming fail
« on: October 04, 2011, 08:41:07 PM »
What do you guys do when ChemDraw gives the highly annoying "A name could not be generated for this structure" error? I'd try to name the compounds myself but I'm making these ridiculous hexacyclic heterocycles, and I've a feeling the IUPAC name would have 10+ syllables...

Edit: Can't post any structures right now since this is still a work in progress, sorry.

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Re: ChemDraw naming fail
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 09:47:22 PM »
Make up something that sounds legit, abbreviate it with three letters, then refer to it by those three letters for the rest of the manuscript. "Bis(diazo)spirofluorene 1 (DSF1) was synthesized by...."

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Re: ChemDraw naming fail
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 03:36:25 AM »
What do you guys do when ChemDraw gives the highly annoying "A name could not be generated for this structure" error?

I trim off (or simplify) some substituents and have CD name the core, then add in the substituents myself.
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