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"Telephone Directory" Format for NMR Spectra Retrieval

Volume 26, Number 2 (April 1972) Page 218-220

Jacobs, M.H.; van Derslice, L.

The system described expedites the identification of an unknown sample by facilitating retrieval of known NMR spectra from an in-house reference spectral library. A definitive signature is affixed to each compound. Computer facilities print out the encoded data, matching chemical name with NMR spectral signature. The resulting compendium may then be searched for a signature equivalent to that of the spectrum of the unknown compound. In actual use, identification of an unknown has been made in every case that a reference spectrum was present in the files.