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Interested readers are referred to various monographs on chemoinformatics for a deep understanding of the field (4–8). Chemoinformatics and Library Design 29 The first task of chemoinformatics is to transform chemical knowledge, such as molecular structures and chemical reactions, into computer-legible digital information. The digital representations of chemical information are the foundation for all chemoinformatic manipulations in computer. There are many file formats for molecular information to be imported into and exported from computer.
Typical physicochemical properties for a molecule include molecular weight, number of heavy atoms, number of rings, number of hydrogen bond donors/acceptors, number of oxygen or nitrogen atoms, polar/nonpolar surface area, volume, water solubility, 1-octanol– water partition coefficient (CLogP), pKa , and molecular stability. Most of these properties can be calculated while some are measured experimentally. Biological data associated with small molecules come from a heterogeneous array of assays.
SMILES is a rule-based format while MOLfile is a more descriptive one. A MOLfile usually contains a header block and a connection table (see Fig. 1). 1. 0000 O 0 0 Counts line 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Atom block Connection Table (Ctab) Bond block Fig. 1. Illustrative example of a MOLFile for acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol).