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FREE chemical structure viewing software
« on: June 13, 2014, 12:38:39 PM »
hi there, I am looking for a structure viewer software that can display pictures for my .mol, .rxn files. Any ideas anyone? Should work on Windows 8 as well.

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Re: FREE chemical structure viewing software
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 10:13:52 PM »
Cylview (www.Cylview.org) works for most file formats and it's one of the best out there for making high quality images and analyzing structures.

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Re: FREE chemical structure viewing software
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 06:09:42 AM »
You could also try:

Accelrys draw
Chemsketch
Symyx draw
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Re: FREE chemical structure viewing software
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 10:49:57 PM »
Thanks for replying. These are standalone applications and some of them are not even free. I am looking for some free tool that can display thumbnails for my molecule files. It is not easy for me to identify the content of chemical files by their name so I am looking for something that can show me a thumbnail (small picture) of my structure files. Like I see thumbnails for my image files.
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Re: FREE chemical structure viewing software
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 12:10:38 PM »
These are standalone applications and some of them are not even free.

The programs I posted are all free if you are in the academic sector.

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I am looking for some free tool that can display thumbnails for my molecule files.

You mean when browsing through folders on Windows explorer? I'm not aware of any tool to do that (ChemDraw doesn't do it), but one workaround is to export a copy of each file as an image (e.g. .gif) - the image file partner of the original file will have a thumbnail in Windows, you can use that to identify the correct structure file.
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Re: FREE chemical structure viewing software
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 12:33:18 PM »
ok. I found this: http://abhimanyusirohi.github.io/ThumbFish, and it works for me. Exporting each file to a image file would be a tedious task for me as I have hundreds of them. Thanks all for suggestions.

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Re: FREE chemical structure viewing software
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 07:02:53 PM »
Thanks for coming back and posting the link, good find.
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