ACD/ChemSketch is a chemically intelligent drawing interface that allows you to draw almost any chemical structure including organics, organometallics, polymers, and Markush structures. It can be used to produce professional looking structures and diagrams for reports and publications. The 3D optimization is based on modified molecular mechanics which take into account bond stretching, angle bending, internal rotation, and Van der Waals non-bonded interactions.


What ACD/ChemSketch can do
Quick Start Guide for using ACD/ChemSketch
Sample Chemistry Test
Activating ChemSketch on your teacher and student netbooks

Project Website:
[ Link to Freeware ACD/ChemSketch]
[ Link to Commercial ACD/ChemSketch]
[ Link to ACD/3D Viewer]
[ Link to ACD/MolX]

YouTube videos:

1. Li, Z. and Wan, H. and Shi, Y. and Ouyang, P. Personal Experience with Four Kinds of Chemical Structure Drawing Software: Review on ChemDraw, ChemWindow, ISIS/Draw, and ChemSketch. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCES, 2004,44,5,1886-1890.
2. Cedric Mumford. School Science Review, June 2003, 84 (309) [ Link]
3. Pavel Simakov. Science, 2001, Vol. 291, No. 5511, Page 2179-2181. [ Link]
4. Gary O. Spessard. '''ACD Labs/LogP dB 3.5 and ChemSketch 3.5.''' J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci., 1998, Vol. 38, No. 6, 1250-1253. [ DOI: 10.1021/ci980264t]
5. Sadanand Pathre. '''Predicting 13C NMR Spectra: ACD/CNMR.''' Analytical Chemistry, 1996, 68, 740A-741A. [ Link]