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ready ChemDraw Native File Format

Abbreviation: CDX


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CDX is the native file format of ChemDraw, and is guaranteed to save anything drawn in ChemDraw without loss of data. At the same time, however, its architecture was carefully designed to make it a flexible and general-purpose chemical format. It is intended to be a practical choice for use by non-graphical programs, i.e. ones dealing in connection tables rather than desktop publishing. Because of its ability to incorporate custom information, and because it is in the public domain, CDX has been adopted by the U.S. Patent Office as its standard chemical format. Originally developed by the CambridgeSoft Corporation, it is now a subsidiary of PerkinElmer Inc.



How to cite this record FAIRsharing.org: CDX; ChemDraw Native File Format; DOI: https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.qaee9n; Last edited: Nov. 23, 2018, 11:27 a.m.; Last accessed: Dec 11 2018 10:46 a.m.


Record updated: July 12, 2017, 10:39 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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SCRIPDB: A Portal for Easy Access to Syntheses, Chemicals, and Reactions In Patents
SCRIPDB is a chemical structure database designed to make patent metadata accessible. We index public-domain chemical information contained in U.S. patents, and provide the full patent text, reactions, and relationships described within any individual patent, as well as the original CDX, MOL, and TIFF files.

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