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Did you know... ? A series of videos about ChemAxon's MarvinSketch and Marvin JS tools

MarvinSketch, our chemical editor, was among the first software ChemAxon started to develop. We have been continuously working to make it one of the most chemically-intelligent tool on the market. This is a great heritage that Marvin JS, our JavaScript based drawing tool could take over.

Throughout the development we added some really amazing features that can speed up your work. We wanted to throw some light on these smart details in a series of short videos.

Since mid October, every Thursday we post a brief tutorial to our YouTube channel, showing these hidden treasures in MarvinSketch and Marvin JS. At the time of writing there are 6 videos available, focusing on stereoisomer handling, keyboard shortcuts, quick peptide and reaction drawing.


We hope you will find these videos useful. Have a great time while watching.
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Five basic things you need to know about MarvinSketch

Aug 8, 2013Aurora Costache

Whether you are in academia or in industry as a chemist, a drawing package is an essential tool in your software collection. From creating structures and reactions for manuscripts and presentations, to front-end to query databases or other cheminformatics tools, chemists usually prefer to use the same drawing tool.

Among the increasing number of software available on the market, from free to very expensive, Marvin Sketch from ChemAxon distinguishes itself for these five reasons:

  1. MarvinSketch is free* for everyone’s desktop.
  2. Has a lightweight friendly interface and all the regularly used functions are visible (Figure 1)
  3. Many keyboard shortcuts to speed up editing; select/change atom types/groups or access the Periodic Table menu (Figure 2a), select multiple atoms to change simultaneously to the same atom type, create custom shortcuts.
  4. Built in cleaning and standardizer functions of the molecule in 2D and 3D
  5. Really knows chemistry; supports both MDL and Daylight query features in the same query and advanced query features for drawing – wide range of functional groups and templates with the ability to create your own (Figure 2b)

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