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ACD/ChemSketch for Academic and Personal Use

A Free Comprehensive Chemical Drawing Package

ACD/ChemSketch Freeware is a drawing package that allows you to draw chemical structures including organics, organometallics, polymers, and Markush structures. It also includes features such as calculation of molecular properties (e.g., molecular weight, density, molar refractivity etc.), 2D and 3D structure cleaning and viewing, functionality for naming structures (fewer than 50 atoms and 3 rings), and prediction of logP. The freeware version of ChemSketch does not include all of the functionality of the commercial version — see a brief overview of the differences . Visit ACD/ChemSketch to learn more about the commercial version.

Functionality Commercial Freeware
Advanced drawing tools
Identify tautomers
Name structures with up to 50 heavy atoms
3D viewer
Export to Adobe PDF
ACD/Dictionary
Search files on your computer by structure
ACD/Labs extension for ChemDraw
Technical Support

As an Educational Tool

ACD/Labs software aids in teaching key chemistry concepts to high school, undergraduate, and graduate chemistry students. In addition, students benefit from exposure in the learning environment to the same tools they will encounter in the workforce.

Freeware Version

Free for personal and academic use.

Commercial Version: 30-Day Trial

Try the full version (or buy online) for commercial and government use.

NOTE: ChemSketch is compatible with Windows 64-bit only. MAC users please read more information here.
We do not provide technical support for our freeware products.

Resources

Quick Start Guide
Biosequence Tools

This document outlines how to draw biomolecules within ChemSketch.
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This is a quick walkthrough of the structure drawing tools for ChemSketch. 2.0mins
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Find out some tips and tricks for drawing stereochemistry. 2.5mins
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Quickly create schemes and figures for reports and presentations with your own structure templates. 2.5mins
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Quick Start Guide
Drawing Basic Structures

Getting started using ACD/ChemSketch? Get comfortable with basic functionality using this guide.
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This Technical Note highlights several advanced drawing tools that are available in ACD/ChemSketch.
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