to search and view chemical structures and
associated scientific data.
supports structure based searches including
exact match, substructure searches and
perform combined structure based searches and
text or numerical searches.
is a generic application that allows , without
extensions, to access corporate data.
is targeted for handling small to medium sized
compound datasets (up to 5'000 compounds).
is targeted to be used by either a personal
scientist, a workgroup or a small company.
of the box loading of MDL SDFiles
Validated query input
SMILES support for molstructure queries
Import/Export of PCC lists
Supported data sources
Chemical structures are stored in datasource
using MDL molfile format.
Delimited text file
PCC supports storage of chemical structures
and scientific data in different data
sources (e.g. molstructures stored in Excel
and associated scientific data stored in
Oracle or MySQL).
PCC supports access to both local and server
(remote) RDBMS databases.
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Open Source Software for integrating chemical structures and scientific data.
PCC version 1.0 is FREE software that is licensed according to the
GPL license 2 or later. You can redistribute and/or modify PCC under
the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation either version 2 of this license, or any later
are using the Chemistry Development Kit (CDK). This is a library for
bio – and chemoinformatics and computational chemistry. The CDK
project is hosted at SourceForge.net. The CDK originated in the lab
of Christoph Steinbeck, see
Services and Support
provide services to configure PCC to access your corporate data and to
customize PCC for your needs. These services are charged. Normally, we can
do this remote with one day consulting costing 850 Euro.
also offer support for PCC. Supported PCC users get help and
access to PCC bug fixes and enhancements. PCC support is charged.
also offer maintenance and consulting services for your corporate
chemoinformatic systems. Small pharma and biotech companies can use our
services to save man power and to draw on our 20 year experience
providing chemical information systems to the chemical and
Hardware and Software requirements
IBM PC or 100% IBM
PC-compatible computer. We recommend 256MB RAM.
PCC is only tested on x86 computers.
Supported operating systems:
The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 supports the following operating
systems: Windows 2000 SP3, Windows 98, Windows 98 2nd Edition,
Windows ME, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP SP2.
PCC is tested under Windows XP SP2. The PCC installation
procedure requires 36 MB free hard disk space. Hard disk space
required for the .NET 2.0 Framework: 280 MB (x86),
610 MB (x64).
After you have installed PCC,
the Visualizer and if required the .Net 2.0 libraries, start PCC.
Select first the data source, this is in Excel, click continue and
open the demo Excel file.
SELECT DATA SOURCE
We offer to use several
schemes, in this case there is only one, select the NCI. We use a
demo data set of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
As next step you need to
select the source for the structures. In our case the structures are
in the same Excel sheet. Click continue, open the demo Excel file.
Again, the structures could be in different sheets, we offer one,
Select a form, start with
For a substructure search
you need to create an index:
CREATE MOLSTRUCTURE IN-MEMORY DATABASE
If you are using ISIS/Draw
make sure you have activated in the setting the options to write to
select copy Mol/Rxnfile to clipboard
Copy a structure (i.e.
benzene) (CTRL-C) and past it into the structure field (CTRL-V) or
right click and start the search
chemical structure search in MDL SDFiles using the open source
Personal Chemistry Client (PCC)
AKos Consulting & Solutions
Deutschland GmbH (AKos GmbH), Austr. 26, D-79585 Steinen,
corresponding author email
from 3rd German Conference on
Goslar, Germany. 11-13 November 2007
Chemistry Central Journal
2008, 2(Suppl 1):P43doi:10.1186/1752-153X-2-S1-P43
The electronic version of this
abstract is the complete one and can be found online at: