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Chemistry & Biochemistry Research Guide: ChemOffice/ChemDraw

Information resources for chemistry and biochemistry researchers and students.

ChemOffice & ChemDraw @ UCSD

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

  • For Windows: ChemOffice 16, which includes ChemDraw 16, Chem3D, and other programs (complete list here).
  • For Macs: ChemDraw 16.

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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