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Chemistry & Biochemistry Research Guide: ChemDraw, Lab Videos

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ChemOffice & ChemDraw @ UCSD

This is a campus-wide license, funded by a joint contribution from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and ACMS.

  • For Windows: ChemOffice 15.1, which includes ChemDraw 15.1, Chem3D, and other programs (complete list here).
  • For Macs: ChemDraw 15.1.

PerkinElmer offers a rich collection of training webinars, shorter video clips, and other support resources.

To get ChemOffice/ChemDraw:

  • Register with PerkinElmer (formerly CambridgeSoft), using your email address.
  • Once ACMS confirms your status, they will email you the instructions to download and activate the software. Please contact ACMS ( if you have any questions, as they are the ones who manage the ChemDraw account.

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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 a 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.