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Chemical datuments as scientific enablers

Henry S Rzepa

Author Affiliations

Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, UK

Journal of Cheminformatics 2013, 5:6  doi:10.1186/1758-2946-5-6

Published: 23 January 2013

Abstract

This article is an attempt to construct a chemical datument as a means of presenting insights into chemical phenomena in a scientific journal. An exploration of the interactions present in a small fragment of duplex Z-DNA and the nature of the catalytic centre of a carbon-dioxide/alkene epoxide alternating co-polymerisation is presented in this datument, with examples of the use of three software tools, one based on Java, the other two using Javascript and HTML5 technologies. The implications for the evolution of scientific journals are discussed.

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