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ACD/Labs provides free academic licences

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Rice University is the most recent recipient of a site license for Advanced Chemistry Development (ACD/Labs’) ACD/ChemSketch version 10.0 Freeware giving staff and students of the university access to an advanced chemical tool for drawing and naming chemical structures.

‘We use ChemSketch to draw structures to add detail to our publications and grant applications,’ said Professor Jane Grande-Allen, assistant professor of bioengineering at Rice University. ‘For example, we can now show fine structural differences in glycosaminoglycan sulfation that affect molecular function, and the ability to illustrate these differences really adds to a grant application.’

With the University’s site license, students as well as faculty, and research staff now have access to the freeware version of ACD/ChemSketch 10.0. Grande-Allen adds: ‘My students appreciate ACD/ChemSketch not only because it is free for academic use, but also because of the added features such as tools for tautomer prediction, 2D structure cleaning, and 3D viewing.’