This first work to be devoted entirely to this increasingly important
field, the Textbook provides both an in-depth and
comprehensive overview of this exciting new area.
The book provides an introduction to the representation of molecular
structures and reactions, data types and databases/data sources,
search methods, methods for data analysis descriptor caclulation,
and property prediction as well as such applications as structure
elucidation, reaction simulation, synthesis planning and drug
design. Clearly structured and didactically brilliant, the Textbook
has an application-oriented approach and explains software tools
in detail, such that students will not only learn the necessary
theoretical background, but also how to use the different software
packages available in the field.