From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] International Chemical Identifier (InChI) QR Code Consultation Workshops
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:13:29 -0400
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DCHAS representation at this meeting would probably be valuable. The topics of discussion will be how to include more information with a QR code on chemical containers, including health and safety information to improve access to chemical information in the lab or workplace.

- Ralph

International Chemical Identifier (InChI) QR Code Consultation Workshops

The International Chemical Identifier (InChI) is a text string that encodes chemical structure and provides a means to search databases for the structure. IUPAC and the InChI Trust ( ) is examining development of a QR code (2D bar code) version of the InChI. We wish to consult with industry/regulatory/academic sector users to identify and prioritise additional information that could/should be included in the QR code at a series of workshops.

The additional information will enhance the value and commercial utility of the QR InChI. Possibilities to be evaluated and elaborated upon include: health/safety information (UN GHS and/or safety data URL); catalog code; batch number; inventory information; sample composition/purity. This project is complementary to another user-focused project that is developing InChI for states and mixtures.

Please register your interest in attending these workshops at:

Workshop Locations/Dates/Times

Workshop 1: Busan, South Korea, Monday 10 August, 17:00-19:00, coinciding with the IUPAC Congress and General Assembly

Workshop 2: Boston, USA, Wednesday 19 August, 17:00-19:00, coinciding with the Boston ACS meeting.

Workshop 3: Brussels, Belgium, details yet to be determined

Let me know if you have any questions about this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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