The Chemical Translation Service-a web-based tool to improve standardization of metabolomic reports

Gert Wohlgemuth, Pradeep Kumar Haldiya, Egon Willighagen, Tobias Kind, Oliver Fiehn*

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Metabolomic publications and databases use different database identifiers or even trivial names which disable queries across databases or between studies. The best way to annotate metabolites is by chemical structures, encoded by the International Chemical Identifier code (InChI) or InChIKey. We have implemented a web-based Chemical Translation Service that performs batch conversions of the most common compound identifiers, including CAS, CHEBI, compound formulas, Human Metabolome Database HMDB, InChI, InChIKey, IUPAC name, KEGG, LipidMaps, PubChem CID+SID, SMILES and chemical synonym names. Batch conversion downloads of 1410 CIDs are performed in 2.5 min. Structures are automatically displayed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2647-2648
Number of pages2
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

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