Chemical structures drawing software

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[[Image:Marvinsketch software screenshot.png|right|thumb|200px|MarvinSketch screenshot]]
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* [[Image:3stars.png]] [http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Main_Page Avogadro] free 3D cross-platform chemical drawing software
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* [[Image:3stars.png]] [http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Main_Page Avogadro] free '''3D''' cross-platform chemical drawing software
: Comment: I had some stability issues w v1.0.3 on OS X but found the software very useful overall. The peptide inserter is a very nice feature. No 2D drawing.
: Comment: I had some stability issues w v1.0.3 on OS X but found the software very useful overall. The peptide inserter is a very nice feature. No 2D drawing.
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* [http://www.chemaxon.com/products/marvin/marvinsketch/ MarvinSketch] 2D/3D chemical drawing software; educational & commercial (Win/Unix/Mac)
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* [[Image:3stars.png]] [http://www.chemaxon.com/products/marvin/marvinsketch/ MarvinSketch] free*, mostly '''2D''' chemical drawing software; *educational, also commercial version (Win/Unix/Mac)
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: Comment: very clean 2D drawing software but the licensing is obscure; still not sure whether my installation is a trial and if so for how long; no pricing information on the website whatsoever :-(
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: Comment: very clean 2D drawing software; structure validation is very useful; specialized features like stereochemistry, complexes, radical, isotopes..; free academic and paid version; v5.10 as of 7/2012.
* [http://www.chemdoodle.com/ ChemDoodle] 2D drawing software (Win/Unix/Mac) $60 (2012) [http://macinchem.org/reviews/chemdoodle-review.php review]
* [http://www.chemdoodle.com/ ChemDoodle] 2D drawing software (Win/Unix/Mac) $60 (2012) [http://macinchem.org/reviews/chemdoodle-review.php review]
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=== Links ===
=== Links ===
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* [[Image:3stars.png]] [http://dragon.klte.hu/~gundat/rajzprogramok/dprog.html thorough comparison of chemical drawing software by Tamas Gunda] (last updated 2011)
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* [http://dragon.klte.hu/~gundat/rajzprogramok/dprog.html thorough comparison of chemical drawing software by Tamas Gunda] (last updated 2011)
* [[Abhishek_Tiwari:Chemical_Informatics_Toolkits|overview of chemical informatics toolkits]] by Abhishek Tiwari
* [[Abhishek_Tiwari:Chemical_Informatics_Toolkits|overview of chemical informatics toolkits]] by Abhishek Tiwari
* [http://bbruner.org/viewdraw.htm broader comparison of chemical writing, drawing and viewing software by Bob Bruner] (last updated 2011)
* [http://bbruner.org/viewdraw.htm broader comparison of chemical writing, drawing and viewing software by Bob Bruner] (last updated 2011)

Revision as of 11:14, 10 July 2012

Avogadro screenshot
Avogadro screenshot
MarvinSketch screenshot
MarvinSketch screenshot
  • Image:3stars.png Avogadro free 3D cross-platform chemical drawing software
Comment: I had some stability issues w v1.0.3 on OS X but found the software very useful overall. The peptide inserter is a very nice feature. No 2D drawing.
  • Image:3stars.png MarvinSketch free*, mostly 2D chemical drawing software; *educational, also commercial version (Win/Unix/Mac)
Comment: very clean 2D drawing software; structure validation is very useful; specialized features like stereochemistry, complexes, radical, isotopes..; free academic and paid version; v5.10 as of 7/2012.
  • Accelrys Draw (Win only) no-fee educational version & commercial
ISIS/Draw no longer available
successor Symyx, already itself superceded by Accelrys Draw
  • XDrawChem free 2D drawing software (Win/Unix/Mac)
Comment: simple yet neat little online tool to draw chemical structures

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