From: Ralph Stuart <rstuartcih**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Capturing chemical container information via computer
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:25:51 -0400
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> >Are any of you aware of any tool that can be used to read a container label and identify/capture the information?
There is an international effort looking at this opportunity. For those who happen to be in Boston this week, there will be a workshop tomorrow at 5 PM to discuss this effort. The details are:

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 ( ) are 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:

JOIN US in Boston
Wednesday 19 August, 17:00-19:00
**At_Symbol_Here** Boston University, Chemistry Dpt Metcalf Center for Science and Engineering ROOM SCI 117
590 Commonweath Ave
Boston, MA 02215

I will be attending this workshop and can supply further information I gather there to people interested if you let me know you are.

Let me know if you have any questions about this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart

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