Intuitive applications and API for chemical sketching, visualization and data exploration
Chemical Drawing
Powerful and fast sketching of molecules, queries and reactions.
Property prediction
Characterizing molecules directly on the canvas.
Switch chemical file types
Robust conversion between all popular chemical file types.
Ease of visualization
Visualizing attractive 2D & 3D structures accurately.

What’s in the box?

Marvin JS

Product Type:application
Interfaces:GUI ( Desktop )API ( JavaScript )

Marvin JS is a novel light-weight chemical editor suitable for generating standard chemical structures and simple queries on modern web browser pages without the need for installing Java. It provides all the essential features for quick and easy structure drawing as well as flexible editing options for molecular manipulations. Learn more about Marvin JS »


MarvinSketch is an advanced chemical editor for drawing chemical structures, queries and reactions. It has a rich (and growing) list of editing features, is chemically aware and is able to call ChemAxon’s structure based calculation plugins for structures on the canvas. Learn more about MarvinSketch »


Product Type:application
Interfaces:GUI ( Desktop )API ( Java )

MarvinView is an advanced chemical viewer for single and multiple chemical structures, queries, reactions and non chemical data included in the file. MarvinView allows easy scrolling of thousands of molecules either in a grid view or in a spreadsheet view. In addition to the support of reporting and publishing MarvinView also enables users to perform structure calculations. Learn more about MarvinView »

Marvin Live

Product Type:application
Interfaces:GUI ( Web )API ( JavaScript )

Drug discovery processes increasingly involve remote research partners, such as CROs, consultants, or off-site colleagues. Circulating ideas within project teams becomes therefore more and more cumbersome with regular tools. Marvin Live is built for today’s project and design meetings. Learn more about Marvin Live »

Chemical feature parade in Marvin

Opens various file formats

Marvin supports a wide range of standard file formats: MOL, MOL2, SDF, RXN, RDF (V2000/V3000), SMILES, SMARTS/SMIRKS (recursive), MRV, InChi, CML, PDB.

Display and Formatting

Display and Formatting

MarvinSketch supports various molecule display and formatting options enabling users to generate high quality structure images for reporting or publication purposes.

Ease of chemical structure drawing

MarvinSketch allows users to quickly draw molecules using its several built-in functionality such as customizable shortcuts, sprout drawing, popup menus, user friendly and customizable interface.

Atom properties

MarvinSketch can assign stereochemistry, charge, valence, radicals and isotopes.

Bond properties

Single, double, triple and aromatic forms are supported, moreover using wedge bonds user can assign stereochemistry to atoms.

Query drawing

Atom lists, bond lists, not lists, generic atoms, R-groups are some of the query building features available in MarvinSketch.

Reaction drawing

MarvinSketch allows single step reaction drawing and mapping.

Structure checker

Structure checker highlights inappropriate chemical structures and offers a solution.

Macromolecule visualization

MarvinSpace displays protein structures in 3D.

What flavors can I get that in?

Marvin can be easily installed on most operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) on either 32-bit or 64-bit platforms, and seamlessly integrates into web pages and third party applications via its Application Programming Interface (API) and Web Services.

Marvin is available in the following distributions:

Java Applets

Implement into Java enabled web pages.

Java Beans

Install on your desktop or implement in your custom application.

Java Web Start

Deploy end user applications via the web.


Native integration within .NET applications.


Use Marvin functionality in your browser without Java.

Articles in the library

MolPort and ChemAxon Webinar: Drawing Tricks for More Effective Substance On…

Apr 27, 2017 - Webinar
MolPort is a global chemical compound marketplace which enables scientists to find suppliers. It helps lab researchers greatly reduce the cost and time required for ordering chemicals for…

Marvin Live at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Sep 14, 2016 - Presentation
We will describe briefly how Marvin Live is used at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. We will share our involvement in the early development of Marvin Live.

Small Molecules in Big Data: Proceed with Caution!

Sep 14, 2016 - Presentation
The Schürer research group at The University of Miami is one of three sites for the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Data Coordination Integration Center (DCIC) of the Library of Integrated …

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