A number of publishers are seeking to add extra value to publications by including access to chemical structure information to aid searching and indexing. More details are included in this comment from Elsevier.
Elsevier would like to enrich online articles by visualising and providing details of chemical structures you define as the main chemical compounds described in your article. For this purpose, mol files of the key compounds can be uploaded in EES. Please use your preferred drawing tool to export chemical structures as mol files and ensure that they are well defined and do not contain aromtic bonds, R-Groups or other variables. Submitted mol files will be available for downloading from your online article on ScienceDirect. Furthermore, Elsevier will generate InChI keys from the mol files and include them in the online article, which increase the online searchability of your article e.g. in Google. InChI keys will also be used to link the article to additional data in Reaxys.
Since you need to export each structure as an individual file this will become somewhat tedious, fortunately Brian Myers has written an applescript that greatly helps the process for ChemBioDraw users
I thinking of upgrading my 5 year old MacBook Pro, in particular I was thinking of installing a solid state drive. I know I can replace the old hard drive but I was wondering if might be possible to replace the DVD drive which I actually never used. Has anyone any experience of this?
Originally Theodore Gray produced a beautiful coffee table book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, this was later converted into an iPad app The Elements which gave access to more dynamic information than could be achieved with a hard copy book. Now the developers have gone one step further and created The Elements in Action a periodic table with video explorations of the properties of elements. Some of the videos look like they have been rescued from old research labs so this is probably your only opportunity to see them in action.