ReactionCode: a new versatile format for searching, analysis, classification, transform, and encoding/decoding of reactions

2020-04-08T10:43:44Z (GMT) by Victorien Delannée Marc Nicklaus
In the past two decades a lot of different formats for molecules and reactions have been created. These formats were mostly developed for the purposes of identifiers, representation, classification, analysis and data exchange. A lot of efforts have been made on molecule formats but only few for reactions where the endeavors have been made mostly by companies leading to proprietary formats. Here, we developed a new open-source format which allows to encode and decode a reaction into multi-layers machine readable code, which aggregates reactants and products into a condensed graph of reaction (CGR). This format is flexible and can be used in a context of reaction similarity searching and classification. It is also designed for database organization, machine learning applications and as a new transform reaction language.