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ACD/Labs releases new version of ACD/ChemSketch Freeware with new and enhanced features making the software more user-friendly, and more powerful.

Toronto, CA (February 19, 2008)—The latest version of the popular chemical drawing package ACD/ChemSketch Freeware (version 11.0) is now available for download from the ACD/Labs website giving access to exceptional chemical drawing tools to everyone who needs it.

What do you do if you need to draw chemical structures to communicate clearly in a report, presentation, publication or any digital or printed media? Add to this circumstance a lack of funds and/or motivation to to purchase software that allows you to draw structures properly Of course there are a handful of other free drawing tools available, but do they provide all of the flexibility and the features you need to accurately draw structures for everything from lab reports and grant proposals, to patents and publications?

Within minutes of going to the ACD/Labs website you can download the new ACD/ChemSketch Freeware package. It is available free for home or academic use and allows you to easily draw structures for any molecule including polymers, organometallics and Markush structures. ChemSketch Freeware also includes features not available in other chemistry drawing package, such as 2D structure cleaning, 3D viewing and optimization, and an IUPAC naming function for molecules up to 50 atoms and 3 rings. Version 11 has several new features built-in;
• Interface changes, new shortcuts, and toolbar menus to streamline your workflow
• Improvements in digital graphical representation, including a NEW ‘antialiasing’ option for chemical structures
• Combined styles for American Chemical Society (ACS) journals, and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) journals to simplify the process of preparing publications
• Improved handling of coordination structures for those working with inorganic compounds

ACD/Labs began offering ChemSketch as freeware in 1998. As well as providing the download for individual users from our website, we also provide site licenses of ChemSketch Freeware to universities and educational institutes around the world. Over 800,000 downloads from our website to over 200 countries has made ACD/ChemSketch one of the most popular drawing packages in the world.

A commercial version of ACD/ChemSketch is also available, with even more advanced functionality, including a dictionary of over 158,000 common, trivial and trade names and their structures; the ability to view SDfiles; and a structure search functionality allowing you to seek out chemical structures of various file formats on your computer.

For more information, or to download ACD/ChemSketch Freeware visit our website.

About Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs)
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is a chemistry software company offering solutions that truly integrate chemical structures with analytical chemistry information to produce ChemAnalytics®. ACD/Labs creates innovative software packages that aid chemical research scientists worldwide with spectroscopic validation of structures, elucidation of unknown substances, chromatographic separation, medicinal chemistry, preformulation of novel drug agents, systematic nomenclature generation, and chemical patenting and publication. Combined, ACD/Labs’ solutions create an analytical informatics system that provides dramatic feed-forward effects on the chemical and pharmaceutical research process. Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Toronto, Canada, ACD/Labs employs a team of over 145 dedicated individuals whose continual efforts carry ACD/Labs’ innovative technologies into pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and materials companies throughout the world. Information about Advanced Chemistry Development and its products is available at


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