CDS email message - CDS/01/11/11

Sent 01 Nov 11

Building Blocks and ChemSketch Client Check


Building Block Chemicals

The Building Blocks database has been updated with new compounds and
prices and new Suppliers [Alinda, CNH Technologies, CHESS Fine
Organics, Focus Synthesis and PepTech Corporation] have been added.

For details follow the link:

http://cds.dl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/news/disp?buildingblocks



The ACD/Labs I-Lab system and ChemSketch

The ChemSketch Client provides a very good access route to the
ACD/Labs I-Lab system for spectroscopic and physical properties
simulation.

In the past users from a number of sites experienced problems
accessing the CDS ACD/Labs I-Lab server via the ChemSketch Client
mechanism. In most cases this was because local Firewalls blocked this
access mode. Even in those cases access by the I-Lab web browser
system was still possible. For details of both systems see:

http://cds.dl.ac.uk/cds/datasets/spec/ilab/ilab.html


We believe most of these Firewall problems have been fixed. If you
experienced problems in the past we encourage you to try the system
again.

You can download the Client from the CDS via the link:

http://cds.dl.ac.uk/cds/download/chemsketch.html

     
Some of you may have already obtained the ChemSketch Client directly
via the ACD/Labs site or have it available via a local installation.
In both these cases you need to make slight system modifications. You
need to replace the default version of one of the DLL files
(dmillib.dll) with one tailored to access the CDS I-Lab server
correctly. 

If you do not have the correct DLL file you will almost certainly
encounter the message "Internal I-Lab Error. Contact I-Lab
Administrator" and your Logon or search will fail. Confusingly this
problem does not appear on all occasions!

The appropriate DLL file comes pre-installed when you download the
Client from the CDS site. In addition the link gives you the option of
simply downloading and using the replacement DLL file. Do this when
you have already installed a Client from a source other than the CDS.

We have added a new feature so you can check that you have the correct
DLL. To use it entering a special Server URL name in the I-Lab Options
form before your Logon. Replace the default address: 

       cds.dl.ac.uk/chemsketch
with
       cds.dl.ac.uk/chemsketch_test
       
Details are also available via the link:

http://cds.dl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/news/disp?ilabs


Please get back to us if you still encounter problems with the
ChemSketch Client.
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