BKChem

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BKChem
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BKChem v0.11.6 running on Mac OS X 10.4.8
Original author(s) Beda Kosata
Developer(s) Beda Kosata
Stable release 0.13.0 / February 23, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-02-23)
Preview release 0.14.0-pre2 / August 12, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-08-12)
Written in Python, Tcl/Tk
Operating system Windows, OS X, POSIX
Platform Cross-platform[which?]
Type Molecule editor
License GNU GPL
Website bkchem.zirael.org

BKChem is a free 2D molecule editor written in Python by Beda Kosata. As such, it is largely platform-independent. It uses Tk via Tkinter.

Major features[edit]

Structure drawn with BKChem

Drawing:

Editing:

  • Unlimited undo/redo capabilities
  • Aligning, scaling and rotation (2D and 3D)

Exports to:

Imports:

  • Molfile
  • SMILES (Stereochemistry is not supported)
  • InChI (Stereochemistry is not supported)

Other features:

  • Searching BKChem files for a molecule or a fragment of a molecule
  • Localization support (currently English, French, Czech and Polish translations are available)
  • Support for user written plugins
  • Validity checking
  • Can be run from source with Python

External links[edit]