ChemDraw is a molecule editor first developed in 1985 by Selena "Sally" Evans, her husband David A. Evans, and Stewart Rubenstein[1][2] (later by the cheminformatics company CambridgeSoft). The company was sold to PerkinElmer in 2011.[3] ChemDraw, along with Chem3D and ChemFinder, is part of the ChemOffice suite of programs and is available for Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.

Stable release
23.1.1 / April 24, 2024; 26 days ago (2024-04-24)
Operating systemmacOS, Microsoft Windows
WebsiteChemDraw on Revvity Signals website

Features of ChemDraw 12.0 edit

  • Chemical structure to name conversion
  • Chemical name to structure conversion
  • NMR spectrum simulation (1H and 13C)
  • Mass spectrum simulation
  • Structure cleanup
  • Draw ligand Structure
  • An extensive collection of templates, including style templates for most major chemical journals.
  • Export to SVG
  • Export to PDF (Mac Version only)

File format edit

The native file formats for ChemDraw are the binary CDX and the preferred XML-based CDXML formats. ChemDraw can also import from, and export to, MOL, SDF, and SKC chemical file formats.

Plugins edit

SDK for ChemDraw enables third-party developers to write plugins. For example, Quick HotKey helps to set up HotKeys in interactive mode instead of manually editing the text file.

The plugin website appears to have been abandoned, and redirects to Revvity Signals' website.

References edit

  1. ^ Halford, Bethany (2014). "Reflections On ChemDraw". C&EN. 92 (33): 26–27. doi:10.1021/cen-09233-scitech1. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, David A. (2014-10-13). "History of the Harvard ChemDraw Project". Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 53 (42): 11140–11145. doi:10.1002/anie.201405820.
  3. ^ "Announcing CambridgeSoft from Perkin Elmer". Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  • Mills, N. (2006). "ChemDraw Ultra 10.0". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (41): 13649–13650. doi:10.1021/ja0697875.
  • Li, Z.; Wan, H.; Shi, Y.; Ouyang, P. (2004). "Personal Experience with Four Kinds of Chemical Structure Drawing Software: Review on ChemDraw, ChemWindow, ISIS/Draw, and ChemSketch". J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 44 (5): 1886–1890. doi:10.1021/ci049794h. PMID 15446849.
  • Strack, Dieter (2001). "ChemOffice Ultra 2000". Phytochemistry. 57 (1): 144. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)00503-3.
  • Madlung, Andreas (1999). "Digital Chemical Intelligence". Science. 285 (5435): 1866–1867. doi:10.1126/science.285.5435.1866. S2CID 60908986.
  • David A. Evans (2014). "History of the Harvard ChemDraw Project". Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 53 (42): 11140–11145. doi:10.1002/anie.201405820. PMID 25131311.

See also edit