Chemical structures drawing software

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[[Image:Avogadro software screenshot.png|right|thumb|250px|Avogadro 3D structure]]
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[[Image:Marvinsketch software screenshot.png|right|thumb|200px|MarvinSketch 2D structures]]
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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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: 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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* [[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; structure validation is very useful; specialized features like stereochemistry, complexes, radical, isotopes..; free academic and paid version; v5.10 as of 7/2012.
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* [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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* [http://www.acdlabs.com/download/ ACD/ChemSketch] (Win/Linux with emulator) freeware & commercial
* [http://www.acdlabs.com/download/ ACD/ChemSketch] (Win/Linux with emulator) freeware & commercial
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* [http://accelrys.com/products/informatics/cheminformatics/draw/ Accelrys Draw] (Win only) no-fee educational version & commercial
* [http://accelrys.com/products/informatics/cheminformatics/draw/ Accelrys Draw] (Win only) no-fee educational version & commercial
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* ISIS/Draw no longer available; successor [http://bbruner.org/obc/symyx.htm Symyx], already itself superceded by Accelrys Draw
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: ISIS/Draw no longer available
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* [http://www.chemaxon.com/products/marvin/marvinsketch/ MarvinSketch] 2D/3D chemical drawing software; discounted educational & commercial
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: successor [http://bbruner.org/obc/symyx.htm Symyx], already itself superceded by Accelrys Draw
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/xdrawchem/ XDrawChem] free 2D drawing software (Win/Unix/Mac)
* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/xdrawchem/ XDrawChem] free 2D drawing software (Win/Unix/Mac)
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* [http://avogadro.openmolecules.net/wiki/Main_Page Avogadro] free 3D cross-platform chemical drawing software
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* [http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/cdk/index.php?title=JChemPaint free Chemistry Development Kit including JChemPaint] runs as a [http://www.ebi.ac.uk/steinbeck-srv/jchempaint-3.0.1/EditorApplet.html browser applet]
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* [[Image:2stars.png]] [http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/cdk/index.php?title=JChemPaint free Chemistry Development Kit including JChemPaint] runs as a [http://www.ebi.ac.uk/steinbeck-srv/jchempaint-3.0.1/EditorApplet.html browser applet]
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: Comment: simple yet neat little online tool to draw chemical structures
=== 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)

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Avogadro 3D structure
Avogadro 3D structure
MarvinSketch 2D structures
MarvinSketch 2D structures
  • 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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