Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Free for staff, research workers, graduate and undergraduate students.


Aug 2019 to Aug 2022 License Available

ChemOffice Or ChemDraw 20

ChemOffice Professional is the most robust, scientifically-intelligent research productivity suite in the world. It builds on the foundations of ChemDraw Professional and adds access to a broad set of powerful scientific tools to enable scientific research. Browse within ChemDraw across more than 10 M commercially available compounds by structure, or CAS RN with ChemACX Explorer. Load and process 1D NMR and LC/GC/MS data directly on your desktop with MNova ChemDraw Edition. Get access to, and edit, your ChemDraw files from any device with ChemDraw Cloud. Enhanced structural prediction with your favorite third party applications and Chem3D Ultra. A full suite of scientific productivity tool helping chemists and biologists alike efficiently keep track of their work, visualize and gain a deeper understanding of their results. Guide to what is new with ChemOffice v20.

The complete ChemOffice suite is for MS Windows only.

Macintosh users can get the ChemDraw Professional version which includes the latest and most feature-filled version of ChemDraw for the Macintosh.

Install and activation instructions: PDF link

Release Announcement - ChemDraw / ChemOffice+ Cloud v20.0

NOVEMBER 10, 2020

PerkinElmer Informatics is pleased to announce the release of ChemDraw and ChemOffice+ Cloud (formerly ChemOffice Professional) version 20.0, the Research Suite designed to help researchers bring their chemistry to life and quickly turn it into actionable chemical knowledge. Version 20.0 comes with several chemistry-improving capabilities as well as a brand new Cloud Application: ChemOffice+, designed to accelerate the Chemistry communication process. Here are some of the highlights of version 20.0:

New hotkeys: A new Molecule hotkey “Enter” is available to switch from a selected molecule to hotspot molecule editing. “k” now creates a sulfone group, “Shift+k” on primary carbon gives a tert-butyl group with 90° angles and on secondary carbons a wedged/hashed-wedged gem-dimethyl group. “Shift+o” creates a “OMe” group, and “Shift+e” a “CO2Me”. Upon 1st launch of ChemDraw 20.0, a comprehensive hotkey cheat sheet will be presented to the user.

Atom/Bond highlighting: Complementary to the version 19.0 Ring Fill coloring, atoms, labels and bonds can highlighted with a specific color to facilitate communication and audience focus.

3D Clean-up and Structure Perspective: A new 3D clean-up function will generate 3D confirmations of structures from 2D representations, to generate realistic 3D renderings in just a few clicks

ChemOffice+: The new Cloud application designed to facilitate the communication of Chemistry. ChemOffice+ lets you browse, extract and re-use ChemDraw documents embedded inside MS Office documents. Create lists of compounds, edit chemical structures and annotate them easily. Export collections as Powerpoint Slides in one click or as an SD File.

Google Patents Add-in: Select molecules and get immediate insight into their potential applications. The Google Patents add-in will initiate an exact or substructure search into Google Patents and/or Google Scholar.