The Synonyms Section manages alternative names for chemicals and mixtures. (The Synonyms Section for the Groups Chapter is a different section and is documented in Group Synonyms Section.) The Synonyms Section contains one large field: the synonyms field.
In addition to the conventional synonyms as shown in the previous image, Cranium and Synapse also store organization identifiers, software specific names and internal company identifiers.
Many of the chemical software programs that Cranium and Synapse export values for use their own set of chemical names. These are designated in the Synonyms Field by a prefix. For example, the chemical 4-ethylmorpholine has the synonym ASPEN:C6H13NO-N1 which the name used in the Aspen Plus process simulator. These synonym prefixes are shown in the KB Export Dialog.
|This prefix is used to identify those synonyms used in this software package.
Clicking the left mouse button within the Synonyms Field's table control activates the Chemical Synonyms edit dialog.
|The dialog's table control displays the current list of chemical synomyms. Clicking the left mouse button on a table row selects that table row. Clicking and holding the left mouse button down and then dragging the mouse will select several table rows.
|Pressing the dialog's Edit button activates the Chemical Synonym edit dialog. See below for documentation.
|Pressing the dialog's Commands button or clicking the right mouse button on the table control displays the commands menu. This menu provides standard commands for copying, pasting, and clearing synonyms. See the documentation on Common Menu Commands for details.
|The dialog's Sort button will be enabled if two or more rows are selected. Pressing the Sort button will sort the selected values alphabetically in ascending order.
|Pressing the Add Rows button will add rows to the bottom of the table control.
Pressing the Chemical Synonyms edit dialog's Edit button or double-clicking the left mouse button on a row in the dialog's table control activates the Synonym edit dialog. This dialog enables you to enter a value for the synonym as well as supporting information.
See documentation for the Text-Reference dialog for details.
In addition to the standard Text-Reference dialog
functionality, the Synonyms edit dialog also
provides a Prefixes button. Pressing the dialog's
Prefixes button activates the Select Synonym Prefix
dialog. Selecting a
prefix from the dialog will insert it at the
beginning of entered synonym.
|Getting Started using Cranium
|provides a quick tour of Cranium's capabilities including a discussion of structure editing.
|the chemicals chapter contains numerous sections for entering and displaying data and estimates including the chemical structure section.