ChemBioOffice & ChemBioDraw @ UCSD
This is a campus-wide license, funded by a joint contribution from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and ACMS.
- For Windows: ChemBioOffice 14, which includes ChemBioDraw 14 (aka ChemDraw), ChemBio3D, and other programs (complete list here).
- For Macs: ChemBioDraw 14 (aka ChemDraw).
PerkinElmer offers a rich collection of training webinars, shorter video clips, and other support resources.
New with ChemBioDraw 14: you can now integrate SciFinder into the ChemDraw search interface so you can send your ChemDraw structures and reactions directly to SciFinder (once you login) without having to copy/paste or import
To get ChemBioOffice/ChemBioDraw:
- Register with PerkinElmer (formerly CambridgeSoft), using your ucsd.edu email address.
- Once ACMS confirms your status, they will email you the instructions to download and activate the software. Please contact ACMS (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
MestReNova LITE is included in the ChemBioOffice package. However, it requires its own license activation (form and instructions). Once MNova verifies your license details (about 3 working days), they will email you the necessary license file.
If you want to use ChemBioDraw without installing it on your own computer:
- ChemBioDraw is installed on the ACMS computers in NSB 2303, Student Center G 202, and in Geisel Library, 2nd floor East Wing (Labs GL 2095 and 2098).
- Students can also access it on their own computer through the ACMS Virtual Computing Lab. Setup instructions are on the the ACMS site.
More Structure Drawing Programs
Accelrys Draw 4.0 (no-fee version)
Chemical structure drawing tool. Free, but registration required to download. Formerly Symyx (ISIS/Draw).
Structure/reaction editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Supports 16 file formats, including .mol, .smi, .skc and .inchi. Free to try, $70 to purchase, or student price of $35/year.
Free structure/reaction editor from ChemAxon. Structure editor supporting multiple file formats, for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Free, open source editor that runs on any computer running Java Runtime Environment (Windows, Mac, etc.)
Elemental (iOS app)
Chemical drawing app for iPads.
Safety Videos from UCSD
A list of safety videos is available on the Blink safety portal. Some were produced by Dr. Haim Weizman in the Department of Chemisty and Biochemistry, including A Day in the Lab (A PI's Perspective). The other videos were produced elsewhere.
You can also view the UCSD safety videos on their YouTube channel, which may have more recent videos that haven't been embedded on the Blink page.
More Safety Videos
The Safety Zone blog at Chemical & Engineering News has put together of list of lab safety videos, arranged by topic: emergency response, hazardous waste, pyrophorics, fume hoods, eye protection and more (includes the UCSD videos). The Dow Lab Safety Academy also has an extensive collection of safety videos.