A molecule for May

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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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?


Should be CID 380914 ?

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:

By Guy Plunkett III (not verified) on 01 May 2008 #permalink