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.
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 (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.inchi-2Dtrust.org_&d=BQIFAg&c=lb62iw4YL4RFalcE2hQUQealT9-RXrryqt9KZX2qu2s&r=meWM1Buqv4IQ27AlK1OJRjcQl09S1Zta6YXKalY_Io0&m=E-f2zrr8ZVWe1mUvbo-AQC9msyqx_4RonvHWhhgQlCY&s=tPG47T8gIz2Wqv4_tbkDNRFj0qwAtoGdUg_Tkpj1G4g&e= ) 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 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.
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society
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