Some cunning ChemDraw

Mar 27, 2019
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You probably wouldn’t expect the Chief Editor of a journal to spend much time using ChemDraw (or maybe you would?) — it’s just that I can’t imagine the editors of too many other chemistry journals (such as the Stangs and Gölitzs of this world) redrawing the structures provided by 75+% of the authors. For my sins, I do. I like to think I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to ChemDraw, although members of my team might use a different word (or two). One of the most challenging papers included structures such as this one.

I considered myself a bit of a ChemDraw expert, but then I saw the video that’s embedded below and had to re-evaluate my world view! It was put together by Pierre Morieux, a postdoc who e-mailed us to let us know about his handiwork. I encourage those of you who are ChemDraw connoisseurs to watch it. If you don’t learn something new, I will be surprised…

The video has also been featured over at In the Pipeline, with — I imagine — a much more extensive comment thread than we’ll probably get here.


Stu Cantrill

Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry, Springer Nature

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