JME Molecule Editor

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JME Molecule Editor
Molecule displayed with JME Molecular Editor
Molecule displayed with JME Molecular Editor
Original author(s) Peter Ertl
Developer(s) Comenius University in Bratislava;
Ciba-Geigy, Novartis; Basel
Initial release 2010; 7 years ago (2010)
Stable release
2012.05 / May 2012; 5 years ago (2012-05)
Development status Discontinued
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Java
Available in English
Type Molecule editor
License Proprietary freeware

The JME Molecule Editor is a molecule editor Java applet with which users make and edit drawings of molecules and reactions (including generating substructure queries), and can display molecules within an HTML page.[1] The editor can generate Daylight simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES) or MDL Molfiles of the created structures.

The JME Editor was written by Peter Ertl while at Comenius University in Bratislava, and then at Ciba-Geigy, later merged with Sandoz Laboratories, to form Novartis International AG, in Basel, Switzerland.

It is released as freeware for noncommercial use and has become a standard for molecular-structure input on the web.[1][2]


JSME Molecule Editor
Original author(s) Peter Ertl, Bruno Bienfait
Developer(s) Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; Basel
Initial release 2013; 4 years ago (2013)
Stable release
2016-07-31 / 31 July 2016; 11 months ago (2016-07-31)
Development status Active
Written in JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Web browser
Available in English
Type Molecule editor
License Open-source BSD

JME has been ported to JavaScript using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). In analogy to JME, the JavaScript version is named JSME.[2] It is released as free and open-source software under a BSD license.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ertl, Peter (2010). "Molecular structure input on the web". Journal of Cheminformatics. 2 (1): 1. PMC 2827360Freely accessible. PMID 20298528. doi:10.1186/1758-2946-2-1. 
  2. ^ Bienfait, Bruno; Ertl, Peter (2013). "JSME: a free molecule editor in JavaScript". Journal of Cheminformatics. 5 (1): 24. doi:10.1186/1758-2946-5-24. 

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Interesting cheminformatics services using the JME editor
  2. ^ List of institutions using JME applet