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Abstract Volume 16 (2011) pp 59-61

Structures Similarity of Zingeron and Curcumin Using Tanimoto Coefficient and Euclidean Distance

Ajay Kumar

Apeejay Stya University, Sohna-Palwal Road, Gurgaon, Haryana,
Received February 17, 2010. Accepted September 23, 2010.

Published: 18 February 2011

Abstract. Structure similarity of zingeron and curcumin, was investigated using Tanimoto coefficient and Euclidean distance measurents. Eugenol was used as a reference to compare the similarity between the two. It was found that zingeron and curcumin has low structural similarity. This shows that even two has species similarity but they are different at molecular level with quite different properties.

Key Words: In the Classroom; organic chemistry

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