Suggestions for Html5 Chemistry Editor

Coordinator
Jul 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM
All,

One of the things suggested in the PMC meeting today was the concept of adding a molecule editor. I did a quick search and there's one available at http://web.chemdoodle.com/. It's licensed under the GPL 3 but I THINK we'd still be able to use it as long as we'd keep the editor code licensed under the GPL 3 and keep anything under our current license. (we could relicense Chem4Word under GPL 3 as well if we'd want to). If we consider using it, I'll work out the legal issues a little more.

Also, if anyone has other suggestions for an editor here, feel free to post on this thread!
Coordinator
Jul 10, 2013 at 9:01 PM
All,

I had a very quick play with it earlier it looks good, allows you to save the drawings to lots of file formats and it reads from MOLFiles (MDL Format) or ChemDoodle JSON.
Clyde and I (and probably Andy) have had several years of experience with them.

I will try to see if the MDL file format is still publicly available.
Coordinator
Jul 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM
All,

MDL MolFile Format is part of publicly available "Chemical table file" specification.

Found a link to "Chemical table file" on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_table_file

MDL MolFile Format is part of "Chemical table file" specification which is available at http://download.accelrys.com/freeware/ctfile-formats/ctfile-formats.zip (December 2011)
Coordinator
Jul 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM
All,

Like Mike, I've had a quick play with this, and I really like it! Nice and simple and obvious how to use it! Seems like a good option to me!

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