Even though I made extensive use of the help given from this forum, it's the first time I actually ask a question, so I hope to not mess it up :)

I'm writing my chemistry project proposal with LaTeX, but I'm no expert user. I use the chemstyle package to number compounds and everything works just fine. However, I'd like to swap the numbers with a custom label (I don't know, EG1 for instance). How could I do that?

Even more complicated, would it be possible to have two separate series of compounds going together in parallel? One where the numbering goes as usual and one with a custom label.

What I'm trying to do is to use the normal numbering in the background part of the proposal, where I refer to literature compounds (which I would like to number as 1,2,3...), whereas I'd like to use the custom labeling for the compounds I will be synthesizing (EG1, EG2...).

Hope the question is not too vague and I explained my problem clearly enough.

EDIT: I've added a MWE as suggested. I couldn't upload the EPS files, so I linked the overleaf document where the files are.


\caption{Compounds with normal numbering}

\caption{Compounds with indipendent, custom numbering}


The above code gives this result, which is not quite what I want to achieve.

MWE on overleaf

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