What are the limitations of the Insert Name as Structure command?
Name/Structure will recognize most organic nomenclature, with the exception of some nomenclature used in certain subfields such as carbohydrate and steroid chemistry. Some inorganic chemistry is also recognized, principally when the rules for inorganic chemistry match closely to those for organic chemistry. There is no support for coordination complexes or for polyboranes, for example. Additionally, there is no support of isotopically-labeled compounds, either organic or inorganic.
There are a few broad classes of compounds that Name/Structure
doesn't currently support. The big ones are:
certain types of highly-bridged ring systems (including buckyballs and porphyrins/porphines)
In ChemDraw 5.0, most forms of stereochemistry will be ignored, and the structure will be produced without stereochemistry or with random stereochemistry at those centers. ChemDraw 6.0 does support stereochemistry.