ACD/ChemSketch—Draw Chemical Structures

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A Complete Software Package for Drawing Chemical Structures


ACD/ChemSketch is a chemically intelligent drawing interface that allows you to draw almost any chemical structure including organics, organometallics, polymers, and Markush structures. Use it to produce professional looking structures and diagrams for reports and publications.

Highlights of the Software

  • Draw structures, reactions, and schema (e.g., biotransformation maps)
  • Generate IUPAC systematic names for molecules of up to 50 atoms and 3 ring structures
  • Predict molecular properties for individual structures (molecular weight, formula weight, density, logP, etc.)
  • Search for structures in the built-in dictionary of over 170,000 systematic, trivial, and trade names
  • Create professional reports, working with structures, text, and graphics simultaneously
  • Import and export structure files in a variety of standard file formats
  • Vendor File Format
    ACD/Labs *.sk2
    Adobe Acrobat (output only) *.pdf
    Symyx *.mol, *.sdf, *.rxn
    ChemDraw *.chm, *.cdx
    ISIS Sketch *.skc
    InChI  
    SMILES  
    Chemical Markup Language (output only) *.cml
    GIF image format *.gif
    PNG image format *.png
    JPG image format (input only) *.jpg
    Windows Bitmap *.bmp, *.dib
    Paintbrush (output only) *.pcx
    TIFF Bitmap (output only) *.tif
    HTML (output only) *.html
    Windows Metafile *.wmf
    ChemSketch 1.0 (input only) *.mst, *.rtp
    1. Some file formats require the installation of ChemBasic Goodies, a separate download and installation for freeware users
    2. You can still input structures from unsupported formats by opening the file with another program and pasting it into ACD/ChemSketch as an OLE object

See It In Action

Watch an overview of the key features of ACD/ChemSketch. View how to draw structures, generate names for molecules of up to 50 atoms and 3 ring structures, create reaction schema, search for structures in the built-in dictionary and much more.

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