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Getting the structures for drug names in publications

 

A number of times recently I've come across interesting publications regarding molecules that might be of interest for treating COVID-19.

An example being and this review by The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine provides an excellent summary of the trials that are taking place. Unfortunately, it does not include the structures of the drugs named.

You can use molSeeker to get an individual molecule but what if you want to get a list of molecules?

Fortunately, you can use iBabel to get all the structures from PubChem.

Here is a 2 minute video showing how it is done.

You can download iBabel here.

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