ChemGoggles? What on earth is ChemGoggles? Is this a pair of safety specs for chemists? No…what would be the fun, and the cheminformatics (!!), in that? ChemGoggles will be shown at the ACS meeting in Philadelphia in a couple of weeks and will be a very early display of our venture into the development of an Android app for “photographing” an image of a chemical and searching the ChemSpider database. It will be a matter of finding an image of a chemical (paper, publication etc), taking a photo using an Android device, using structure recognition software to convert the image to a chemical and then searching ChemSpider. It will be imperfect, an early version, but nevertheless a tantalizing display of some of the new directions we are presently taking at the Cheminformatics group here at RSC.
Introducing ChemGoggles at the American Chemical Society Fall meeting