Monday, October 11, 2010

When SMILES mean more than a smile.

Assalamu'alaikum (Peace be upon you)

Unfortunately, it's assignment-related post again...

SMILES (Simplified molecular input line entry specification) is a specification for unambiguously describing the structure of chemical molecules using short ASCII strings.

"What the....?"

Well, since a picture worth a thousand words, here are some of the pictures that might (or might not) help you understand what SMILES notation is...

(note: SMILES notation are the ones that are located below each chemical structure)

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