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ACD/ChemSketch Freeware Celebrates One Million Downloads with a New Version

Version 12 of the popular chemical drawing software is now available for download on the ACD/Labs website.

Toronto, Canada (March 5, 2009)—Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) developers of expert chemistry software, recently marked the one millionth download of their free chemical drawing package, ACD/ChemSketch Freeware. Now, the newest version of ChemSketch Freeware is available for download on the ACD/Labs website.

The latest version, ACD/ChemSketch Freeware version 12, lets users quickly and easily draw all kinds of chemical structures including polymers, organometallics, and Markush structures, optimizes spatial configuration, and lets you view structures in 2D or 3D. Generate IUPAC and CAS Index nomenclature for molecules with fewer than 50 atoms and 3 ring structures, and get predictions of the octanol-water partition coefficient, logP.

Since ACD/Labs began offering ChemSketch Freeware in 1998, it has been downloaded over one million times around the world, and countless others have accessed the program through academic site licenses, and as supplementary teaching material in chemistry courses. ChemSketch Freeware is available free, for home and educational use, and has become one of the most popular chemical drawing packages currently available.

ACD/ChemSketch Freeware can be used to access web-based databases such as PubChem, eMolecules, and ChemSpider, and also serves as the interface to ACD/Labs' full range of analytical data processing, interpretation, and prediction tools. The commercial version of ACD/ChemSketch offers the additional benefits of a structure dictionary of over 165,000 trivial and trade names and structures, expanded nomenclature capabilities, and structure-based search functionality for Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF reports, and other structure file formats.

To learn more about ACD/ChemSketch or to download the latest freeware please visit our website.

About Advanced Chemistry Development
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is a chemistry software company offering solutions that truly integrate chemical structures with analytical chemistry information to produce ChemAnalytics®. ACD/Labs creates innovative software packages that aid chemical research scientists worldwide with spectroscopic validation of structures, elucidation of unknown substances, chromatographic separation, medicinal chemistry, preformulation of novel drug agents, systematic nomenclature generation, and chemical patenting and publication. Combined, ACD/Labs' solutions create an analytical informatics system that provides dramatic feed-forward effects on the chemical and pharmaceutical research process. Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ACD/Labs employs a team of over 145 dedicated individuals whose continual efforts carry ACD/Labs' innovative technologies into pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and materials companies throughout the world. Information about Advanced Chemistry Development and its products is available at

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