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ChemDraw installation and renewal

A how-to guide on installing the latest version of ChemDraw and how to renew each year in November.

Chemdraw XX Professional

The University of Toronto has purchased ChemDraw as an annual site licence for use by any student, staff or faculty. The licence is renewed annually in October and therefore, users must renew in November each year regardless of when they first installed the product.

The newest version is ChemDraw 19 Professional and includes the drawing package, Chem3D (for PCs only), and ChemBioFinder.  But we also still have access to versions 17 and 18 until next November. If you are using version 16 or older, you will need to upgrade.

The ChemDraw licence also includes MNova Lite, an NMR processing program. This is an optional install.  It may be useful for undergrads who need to process only a few NMRs for a lab but, for grad students, we recommend the full MNova  package that can be obtained via the Chemistry Dept's NMR Facility Manager, Dr. Darcy C. Burns.