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ACD/Chrom Workbook

The functionality of ACD/Chrom Workbook has been migrated to ACD/ChemAnalytical Workbook as of ACD/Labs software release 2018.1. Chrom Workbook has been officially retired as a standalone product and will not receive any further updates. Technical support will continue for 3 years from the time of retirement, as per our Software Life Cycle Policy.

For more information on migrating or upgrading, please contact our Sales team:

A Vendor Neutral Environment to Manage HPLC, LC, GC, and CE Separations

ACD/Chrom Workbook is an advanced software tool for processing, analysis, and management of separations data including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid chromatography (LC) (with UV, DAD, or PDA detectors), gas chromatography (GC), and capillary electrophoresis (CE).

ACD/Chromatography Applications Database—fully searchable with experimental data for >8100 real-life applications covering HPLC, GC, and CE methods. Instrument and column parameters, solvent and buffer information, chemical structure assignments, and reference sources included.

Supported File Formats

Vendor Data Format Extension Comments
ACD/Labs ACD/Spectrus
Matrix a *.txt
Open Source ASCII a *.txt; *.prn; *.csv; *.asc
Agilent 1100 Series LC/MSD Quad and Ion Trap Systems *.ms, *.yep UV, LC-UV and LC-MS
Rev. B.02.01, B.03.01, B.04.01, B.04.02, B.04.03, C.01.04
*.D UV, LC-UV and LC-MS
Entire *.D folder should be used
*.ms, *.ch, *.uv
Open Lab C v.1.04 *.D UV, LC-UV and LC-MS
Entire *.D folder should be used
*.ms, *.ch, *.uv
Open Lab Rev. C.01.07, C.01.08, C.01.09 *.D UV, LC-UV and LC-MS
Entire *.D folder should be used
*.ms, *.ch, *.uv
EZChrom *.dat UV traces only. Requires vendor software on same computer.
AB SCIEX Analyst *.wiff LC-UV and LC-MS
Bruker and Agilent Agilent or Bruker LC/MS Ion Trap *.yep LC-UV and LC-MS
Bruker Compass
(accurate mass data)
Entire *.D folder should be used.
MATLAB DSO a *.mat
PerkinElmer  TotalChrom™ *.raw Import was supported via Connect to2 until ACD/Labs products v. 2018
Pic Solution    *.dat.csv LC traces
Shimadzu Corporation LCMS-IT-TOF *.lcd LC-MS and LC-UV1
Requires vendor software on same computer.
LCMSsolution *.qld LC-MS, LC-UV and UV traces
May require vendor software on same computer
Thermo Scientific Atlas PDA and DAD traces via Connect to2, or using an ACD/Atlas Add-on
Xcalibur *.raw LC-MS, LC-UV and UV traces
Chromeleon 6; 7 UV and LC-UV, via Connect to2, or using an ACD/Chromeleon Add-on
Generalized Analytical Markup Language Hierarchy (GAML) *.gaml LC-UV and LC-MS data
Unidata netCDF *.cdf, *.nc LC-MS, LC-UV and UV traces
Waters Corporation MassLynx *.raw LC-UV and LC-MS
Micromass OpenLynx *.rpt LC-UV and LC-MS
Empower LCUV data *.arw LC-UV
Empower 2 and 3 UV, LC-UV and LC-MS traces, via Connect to2 or using an ACD/Empower Add-on
UNIFI via Connect to2

a File export is also supported.
1 To import *.lcd files from version 5.42SP2, vendor software should be installed on the same computer.
2 Connect to utility requires vendor software on same computer. It doesn’t work in Citrix.

Other Chromatography tools from ACD/Labs

ACD/Labs offers a number of software tools for chromatographic method development, and identification of optimal experiment space:


ACD/Method Selection Suite