I am currently working with a certain chemical compound whose name its very well known and largely studied. However, due to my findings that relate this compound with an industrial procedure (that cannot be patented), I am not able to mention its name in a possible manuscript.

My question is if anybody knows about publications that somehow avoid to mention the name of a chemical compound due to industrial secrecy from which I could guide my thoughts towards writing such a manuscript.

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    What is your manuscript going to be about? If you're describing some experiment that uses the compound, it's hard to imagine why any journal would want to publish a paper that doesn't include enough information to reproduce the experiment. Apr 16, 2018 at 17:42
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    The compound is found during the development of a plant, and the industrial application is the elucidation of the seasons in which they can yield the maximum of this compound from the plant. As a side history of this analysis, I found that it confirms the effect of abiotic factors in the plant's development, so is not directly related with an experiment or new method. Rather, an unexpected result
    – Mau
    Apr 16, 2018 at 18:03
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    I guess the question would be, is the result going to be scientifically interesting or useful to a reader, without identifying the compound? Can a researcher make sense of the result, and be convinced that it is valid, without knowing what the compound is? Apr 16, 2018 at 19:29
  • My ex did a confidential final year project and it is still held confidential... Ok so I formatted and proof-read it but it is not publicly svailable...
    – Solar Mike
    Apr 17, 2018 at 17:10


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