Already used as the sketcher in McGraw-Hill Education’s Connect Chemistry online courses and in the PerkinElmer Signals™ Notebook collaborative science platform, ChemDraw Cloud, Lead Discovery (Powered by Tibco™ Spotfire®), and PerkinElmer Signals™ Lead Discovery, ChemDraw JS is now available for customer deployment to enable chemical intelligence into web browsers and other applications.
ChemDraw JS has the same underlying chemical smarts as ChemDraw on the Desktop. It comes equipped with all the familiar tools you need to draw structures, reactions, mechanisms and text:
- Ring, chain and bond tools
- Text tool for chemical labels and captions
- Query features: generic atoms, atom lists, bond type and topology
- Valence checker
- Marquee and Lasso selection tools
- Templates: Amino acids, Bicyclics, Cycloalkanes
- Acyclic Chain tool
- Expand/Contract Labels
- Round-Trip editing into MS Office documents (requires browser clipboard extension)
CHEMDRAW JS PRODUCTIVITY
In addition to the basic drawing tools, ChemDraw JS provides several ways to speed up the creation of publication quality diagrams:
- Hotkeys to quickly add atoms and change the nature of bonds in molecules
- New reaction shortcut
- Copy/paste to duplicate structures
- Structure and reaction clean-up
CHEMDRAW JS SHARING
ChemDraw JS generates and reads the same file formats used by ChemDraw Desktop so that files can be easily shared. Additional formats are also available for sharing with other applications:
- molfile and rxnfile
- InChI and InChIKey
- Chemical drawings copied from ChemDraw Desktop, or from other third-party editors, can be directly pasted into ChemDraw JS for immediate exchange of structures and reactions between desktop and web browsers.
- Chemical drawings embedded in MS Office applications (Windows) can be copied/pasted into ChemDraw JS without loss of information (requires browser extension).
CHEMDRAW JS DEPLOYMENT
ChemDraw JS is supplied with a fully documented User's Guide, Installation Guide and Developers’ Guide. The latter includes instructions on how to load and to embed ChemDraw JS into an application, and details of how to make API calls to generate the various file formats that are available.
Frequently asked Questions
Question - Do end-users need to install any software?
No. All the end-user needs to run is a compliant web browser with network access to the ChemDraw JS server.
Question - What is “extended copy-paste”? Modern browsers place restrictions on what data can be read from the clipboard. Most chemical drawing programs place data on the clipboard in a format that cannot be read by any web browser. Extended copy-paste enables ChemDraw JS to read chemical structures from the clipboard, but require installing an additional browser applet or extension. Without extended copy-paste enabled, end-users must manually copy data in a supported format (CDXML or molfile) from a text file into the ChemDraw JS canvas. Recent versions of ChemDraw desktop provide a “Copy as CDXML” menu item making it possible to transfer drawings directly from ChemDraw without enabling extended copy-paste operations.
Question - What features require access to ChemDraw JS services?
End user tools/actions: