ChemDraw Professional



ChemDraw Professional is a chemistry and biology suite of products designed to meet the needs of both chemists and biologists. For a complete description, visit the Cambridgesoft website.

ChemDraw Professional includes the following applications:

  • ChemDraw Professional
  • ChemFinder Std (Windows Only)
  • ChemDraw for Excel (Windows Only)
  • CombiChem for Excel (Windows Only)
  • BioDraw
  • ChemNMR
  • Struct=Name
  • ChemScript (Windows Only)
  • ChemDraw ActiveX/Plugin Pro 22

Users of ChemDraw may also be interested in Mnova NMR Lite.


Free of charge to current faculty, staff and students.


Faculty Staff Students

Create a CambridgeSoft Account

Visit the CambridgeSoft Website, and scroll down to The University of Alabama. To obtain version 22.2, the latest version, click the link “click here to register using your Alabama email address.” Complete the new user registration by filling out the form, and inserting UA’s Account ID, and then click register. Only emails ending with “” or “” will be accepted. Please contact the IT Service Desk if your UA email address is not accepted.

Download Software

In a few minutes, you will receive an email from Perkin Elmer with a download and activation link. You must first set a password before being able to access the download. Once you login with your new password, you will be able to see the files available for download.

Activate & Install Software

After installing the software, you may be prompted for an activation code. The activation code for UA is available alongside our Account ID. After this information is submitted, you will be able to activate and download the software.

Lab and Network Installations

Lab admins can follow the instructions above to install the software on lab machines.

Eligibility and Cost

No cost to current faculty, staff and students on University and personally-owned machines.

Licensing Information

This software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices.

The University’s campus-wide agreement is for an unlimited number of licenses and is funded by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Chemistry department, the Biology department and University Libraries.

Software Information

This product works on both Microsoft Windows and OS X, but please note that some products in the suite are Windows only.