Database Pseudo HTML

Molecular formulas are stored in pseudo HTML code, where specific characters are used to provide a minimum of formatting. The following characters are interpreted as pseudo HTML:

_ (underscore) subscript H_2_O is rendered as H2O
^ (hat) superscript Ni^2+^ is rendered as Ni2+
* (star) mid dot CuSO_4_*5 H_2_O is rendered as CuSO4·5 H2O

Example: The following pseudo HTML code defines the molecular formula of Akatoreite:

Mn^2+^_9_Al_2_Si_8_O_24_(OH)_8_ - which reads as Mn2+9Al2Si8O24(OH)8.