Workshop: ChemDraw Ultra          

Course ID - CTD0421-9

Short Title: ChemDraw Ultra 

 Audience     Faculty
Length of Workshop:        6 hours (2 workshop hours and 4 Post workshop hours)

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

This workshop will provide training on the ChemDraw Ultra software. This software program is a molecule editor developed by the Cheminformatics Company CambridgeSoft. This program will allow faculty to create and modify representations of chemical structures. Molecular drawing programs, such as this one, are used to generate two dimensional (flat) representations of molecules and chemical reactions that can by used as illustrations or for querying chemical databases. The programs features include the following Rich polymer notation, generic structure expansion, fragmentation tools, and a modern user interface. In addition, it will allow large numbers of molecules to be modified automatically.
The participants will prepare a lesson plan to demonstrate how they incorporate the ChemDraw software into their lesson plans.  Rubric- The lesson plan will be evaluated by Dr. Qianhui Zhang for mastery of objectives, and each participant will receive professional development credit based upon completion of a satisfactory lesson plan.
Participants will have three weeks to turn in their assignment.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create tables of structures 
  • Identify and label stereochemistry
  • Obtain structures from chemical names
  • Assign names from structures
  • Create multi-page documents and posters
  • Create precise database queries by specifying atom and bond properties and stereochemistry
  • Convert ChemDraw and ISIS/Draw sketches into 3D models
  • View molecular surfaces, orbitals, electrostatic potentials, charge densities and spindensities
  • Create chemically knowledgeable spreadsheets within the familiar Microsoft Excel environment



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