Further Reading On Markush Structures

Anon. "Markush or Generic Structures.'' J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 1991; 31(1):1. A brief summary of the conceptual basis of generic chemical structures in patents and the terminology used in discussing it. Written as an introduction to a special issue of the journal devoted to the use of Markush structures in the patent literature and the databases that allow searching of Markush structures.

Simmons ES. "The Grammar of Markush Structure Searching: Vocabulary Versus Syntax.'' J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 1991; 31(1):45-53. A discussion of the nature of Markush structures and the approaches to searching for them in available databases.

Berks AH. "Markush Structures in Patents.'' The Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry. Schleyer PVR, Allinger NL, Clark T, Gasteiger J, Kollman PA, Schaefer HF III, Schreiner PR, eds. Vol. 3. Chichester: Wiley, 1998:1552-1559.

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