<oledata.mso>Hi John,Thanks for your comments. They are very refreshing to me, so much that they need some more explanation. JSo, if I understand correctly, the 1st part of your answer (i.e. the edge reduction procedure) is a graph theoretical method to find bridgehead atoms in bridged systems. Let me neglect this part for now.The 2nd part is the actual trans-linked bridge identification procedure. Conceptually I understand that the rotations round the 2 bridgehead atoms should be reverse of each other to get the cis-linked bridge, when iterating in the same order over the common ligands.But, how do you translate the absolute configuration (R/S) of the bridgehead centers into the “relative parity” of one center to the other relative to the non-shared vertex? The norbornane example has two S absolute configurations, meaning that the prioritized ligands turn both in counterclockwise sense. If you add a hydroxyl group to one of the secondary carbons in the same cis-linked structure, then suddenly the absolute configuration of one of the bridgehead atoms changes from S to R.Regards,Nick<image001.png><image004.png>
Sounds cool, Not aware of any open alternatives I'm afraid but might have an idea.
One way I can think of is to iteratively collapse edges of the graph to find two adjacent tetrahedral centres which share 3 vertices. You could restrict this to only collapse cyclic parts - perhaps restricted to a given ring size which is defined asrigid. When you find two centres which share three vertices compute the relative parity of one (relative to the non-shared vertex). Then the relative parity of the other (again relative to the non-share vertex) but keep the ordering of the shared vertices the same. If the configuration is valid the parties should be inverse of each other.
The only tricky part there is the collapsing but might not be too bad. Not a general method but reducing all cyclic edges where both vertices are not a bridge-head tetrahedral centre might be starting point.
<image001.png><image002.png>Hope it helps,J
On 21 Aug 2013, at 22:00, "Nick Vandewiele" <Nick.Vandewiele@UGent.be> wrote:Hi,I am working on a tool (using CDK) that generates all possible stereoisomers, based on a molecule with unspecified stereocenters. I don’t know of a free/open tool that does this (besides ChemAxon’s Marvin, which doesn’t have an API, I assume)One of the problems is the following:How can one identify if the 2 bonds connecting the bridgehead atoms to the bridge atom are at the same side of the plane? Think of norbornane with the bond from the bridgehead atom pointing upwards to the bridge atom, the bond from the other bridgehead pointing downwards. I can only use the absolute configurations (or stereo parities if you will) of the bridgehead atoms as the source of info to determine this.One idea was the following: generating up/down bonds based on the order of the ligands (retrieved from the absolute configuration). Then, check if the bridge bonds are both up or both down. This is not enough: if you’re unlucky, the other bonds of the bridgehead atoms will have the up/down stereo specification, while the bridgehead bonds will be “flat”.Any thoughts?Nick<image004.png><oledata.mso>------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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