We intend to keep adding tools for ease-of-use and improved visualization of the results set based on user feedback. Some of these changes have been introduced recently:

1) Are you one of those users interested in “larger molecules” and they simply can’t be seen with the clarity you demand? We hear you. So, a simple enhancement has been made….outlined below.

Following a search you will see structures represented in the standard display, a part of which is shown below.

Initial view












In order to be able to see a zoomed in view simply click on the structure panel to navigate to the details page. Then you will see a magnifying glass in the bottom right hand side as shown below.

Magnifying glass














Click on the magnifying glass and you will see an expanded view of the structure as we show below.

Zoomed in structure


Shortly, we promise, we will let you download the structure as a molfile to your desktop!

Stumble it!

3 Responses to “Improved Visualization Tools on ChemSpider”

  1. ChemSpider Blog » Blog Archive » New Visualization Tools on ChemSpider and Integration to the Google Toolbar says:

    [...] usability and visualization tools introduced onto ChemSpider tonight and you are encouraged to check them out. It may seem like they SHOULD’VE been there…and they were…they just weren’t [...]

  2. Egon Willighagen says:

    Hereby requested a download-as-CML functionality too.

    Oh, and mabe links behind the property field labels, with a detailed description of what the field contains.

  3. tony says:

    Egon – request to download CML noted. I am assuming that OpenBabel has been ratified to the latest CML standard so all will be well if we utilize OpenBabel to translate prior to downloading?

    Regarding links behind the property labels I assume you mean simply hyperlink the property fields to their definitions? The definitions are at http://www.chemspider.com/PredictedInfo.aspx so we can simply link over to this page and expand. Ok?

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