Features of ChemDraw Professional

The following list contains the features of software products bundled with ChemDraw Professional.

(W) - Feature available on Windows only

ChemDraw Professional

Features of ChemDraw Professional

  • ActiveX Edit in ChemDraw
    Edit your document using your installed version of ChemDraw, rather than your ActiveX, providing greater screen real estate for editing, and also access to the full range of ChemDraw capabilities.
  • Arrows Tool
    Control every aspect of arrows drawn, including arc, length, headstyle, dipole, no-go and more.
  • BioDraw
    Draw biological pathways with common pathway elements such as membranes, DNA, enzymes, receptors, and reaction arrows. tRNA, Ribosomes, Helix Proteins, Golgi Bodies, G-Proteins, Immunoglobins, Mitochondrion and more!
  • Biopolymer Toolbar
    Draw peptides and nucleotide (DNA, RNA) sequences using 1- and 3- letter codes. Includes natural L-, unnatural D- and beta amino acids. Simply switch between 1- and 3- letter codes and expand and contract labels. Insert linking and protecting groups with simple type-ahead functionality. Use the bond tool to create disulfide and lactam bridges, and cyclic peptides.
  • Chain Tools
    Draw both acyclic and snaking chains.
  • Chem3D HotLink
    See what structures look like in 3D in a floating window and open Chem3D with a single click from within ChemDraw.
  • Chemical File Format
    Reading & writing of chemical file formats including skc, mol v3000, sdf, spectra & reactions.
  • Chemical Warnings
    Mouse-over red box to read error description.
  • ChemNMR Solvent Selection
    Users can now select whether they want the spectrum predicted in CDCl3 or DMSO.
  • ChemNMR User Proton Shift Database
    Users can add their own shift correction data for proton prediction which can supplement the existing data used by the ChemNMR algorithm.
  • ChemProp
    (W) Advanced property parameter including BP, MP and more.
  • CLogP
    CLogP/CMR provides the latest methodology for calculationg n-octanol/water partition coefficients and molar refractivity.
  • Custom Templates & Nicknames
    Ability to create & edit templates & nicknames.
  • Database HotLink
    Search Informatics databases for chemical structures in real time as you draw.
  • Expand Generic Structure
    Generate multiple structures from an "abbreviated" generic structure.
  • Floating Character Map
    Add special characters from any font instantly to any ChemDraw document.
  • Floating Periodic Table
    Element information available at all times with floating periodic table on the desktop.
  • Freehand Drawing Tool
    Use the mouse or other pointing device to draw freehand shapes using this intuitive drawing tool.
  • Gel Electrophoresis Plate Tool
    Draw gel electrophoresis plates. This new tool is similar to TLC Plate Tool, and provides arbitrary rotation for lane labels, drag and position band labels, paste data from Excel or other sources, and copy and paste between lanes.
  • High Color Documents and Templates
    Documents can contain over 16 million colors. Create high color pathway and element templates.
  • ISIS-style Data SGroups
    Data can be attached to objects.
  • LabArt
    Publication-quality EPS glassware art for use within your ChemDraw documents.
  • LogP
    Calculate the logarithmic value of the n-octanol/water partition coefficient.
  • LogS
    Calculate the logarithmic value of the aqueous solubility S of a compound. This value significantly affects its absorption and distribution characteristics.
  • Mass & Other Fragmentation Tools
    Three fragmentation tools: Mass, Dissociation, & Retrosynthesis.
  • MS Office Integration
    (W) ChemDraw offers full integration via OLE, so you can embed your drawings in any Office document.
  • Multi-Page Docs
    Create multiple page documents and posters within a single ChemDraw file.
  • Name=Struct
    Produce structures from systematic and common chemical structure names, and generate systematic IUPAC names from structures. Works for many types of compounds, including charged compounds and salts, isotopically labeled compounds, highly symmetric structures and many other types of organic, inorganic and organometallics.
  • Online Menu
    (W) Draw a structure or model and immediately get online vendor information ChemACX.Com with the click of a button.
  • Paste Sequences
    Paste sequences in FASTA format. Copy a text string describing a biopolymer as a series of single or multi letter residues, with valid separators (space, tab, dash), and paste it as a sequence with full chemistry.
  • pKa
    Calculate the logarithmic value of the acid dissociation constant Ka, which is a quantitative measure of the strength of an acid in solution.
  • Plasmid Map Tool
    Create a plasmid map entering the number of base pairs in the plasmid map and specifying ranges for regions and locations and labels for markers.
  • Polymer Draw
    Represent and manipulate polymers in ChemDraw.
  • Properties HotLink
    Chemical names, formulas, molecular weights, and other physical properties added to the document are "live", and will now update automatically as modifications are made to structural diagrams.
  • Relative Stereochemistry
    Allows specification of relationships between groups of stereocenters smaller than an entire molecule.
  • Rotation about Arbitrary Centers
    Change the center of rotation using adjustment handle on the Lasso and Marquee tools. Rotation will now be centered on the selected origin.
  • Search SciFinder
    Draw molecules or reactions in ChemDraw and submit them as queries direct to SciFinder® without needing to cut and paste. Requires a separate license to SciFinder®.
  • Sequence Tool
    Draw peptide or nucleotide sequences using using 1 and 3 letter codes. The atoms are labeled with amino acid or nucleotide nicknames. The sequences can be expanded and contracted.
  • Stereochemistry
    Identifies stereocenters using Cahn-Ingold Prelog rules.
  • Stoichiometry Grid
    Automatically track and update stoichiometry data for any user-defined chemical reaction.
  • Structure CleanUp
    Improves poor drawings.
  • Structure Perspective Tool
    Adjust the perspective of ChemDraw molecules with simple horizontal/vertical mouse movements.
  • TLC Plate Tool
    Draw thin layer chromatography plates. Drag plate to size and drag spots to required positions. Shape and color spots and set or display Rf values.
  • tPSA
    Topological Polar Surface Area (tPSA) provides a fast approximation of the molecular polar surface area, a useful parameter for prediction of drug transport properties, which has been show to correlate with human intestinal absorption and blood-brain barrier penetration.