MDPI Guide to the deposit and exchange of compound samples

Presented at ACS 212th National Meeting, Orlando, Florida, August 25-29, 1996,

MDPI Guide to the deposit and exchange of compound samples

Shu-Kun Lin
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Saengergasse 25, 4054 Basel (New Address: MDPI, Matthaeusstrasse 11, CH-4057 Basel), Switzerland

The program of seed and microorganism collections in many countries has been quite successful for biodiversity preservation. For molecular diversity preservation (For literature, visit: http://www.mdpi.org/proposal.htm) there should be the coordinated, worldwide collection, deposit, storage and exchange of all the synthetic and natural compounds. MDPI prepared a provisional version of an international treaty, The Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Compounds for the Purposes of Patent and Publication Procedures, and the associated regulations and rules for these activities. In collaboration with the publishing company Springer-Verlag, we publish the first journal, Molecules (visit http://mdpi.org/molecules/ for recent information), that encourages authors to submit compound samples for exchange. The idea of this program is to supply both chemical information as well as the chemical substances themselves. There are several urgent legal issues in this unprecedented project which need to be carefully considered. We suggest that those MDPI-registered samples requested and used should be treated by the users as if the samples were obtained according to published literature, specifically Molecules or therein relevant cited reference(s), including patents.


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