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APRIL was so much fun, that I thought I should find a molecule for May. I searched both the Gene database, the structure database, everywhere, without any luck.

i-489db57408aca45410a506f355e57853-may1.png Finally, I decided to change the search and use the date instead of the name of the month. And here we have it, straight from PubChem. A molecule for May. 05012008 is the compound substance ID.


5/1/2008 Update:
This structure turned out to be a bit surprising. Not does it look highly reactive, it also seems to disappear in the PubChem database. Sometimes I can find it by using the SID, sometimes I can’t. I hate that.

For those of you who were wondering where it was and why you couldn’t find it, I don’t know the answer to that. I do know that today’s date is the SID, not the CID and it wasn’t easy to find.

Here’s the whole picture – with the SID and the CID – and I linked the picture to the record. Of course, I don’t know where that link will take me tomorrow. ;-)

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Comments

  1. #1 Burt Humburg
    May 1, 2008

    I don’t get it. And the link to PubChem (the 05012008 number) puts me through to a chain of benzene/phenyl groups arranged trans to each other in series.

    I’m doing something wrong. Can you provide a direct link maybe?

    BCH

  2. #2 barney
    May 1, 2008

    Should be CID 380914 ?

  3. #3 Guy Plunkett III
    May 1, 2008

    I “get it” but the direct link takes me to the same molecule Burt Humbug described: 2-[4-(4-nitrophenyl)piperazin-1-yl]-N-[4-(phenoxy)phenyl]acetamide

    while CID 380914, as noted by barney, takes us to the molecule you have pictured:
    3-[1,4,4-tris(2-cyanoethyl)-2,3-dioxocyclodecyl]propanenitrile

  4. #4 Sandra Porter
    May 1, 2008

    Weird. A few days ago, this was easy to find. Today, I had to hunt around a bit to find it, and it wasn’t easy, but it was there. 512008 is the SID and you’re right, the CID is 380914 as Burt found.

    Here’s the corrected direct link.

  5. #5 ChemSpiderMan
    May 2, 2008

    You should check out Nanokid on ChemSpider

    Visit http://www.chemspider.com/Search.aspx and type in nanokid…

  6. #6 ChemSpiderMan
    May 2, 2008

    By the way, the structure in your article is also on ChemSpider here: http://www.chemspider.com/Chemical-Structure.337555.html

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