CDX file, also known as ChemDraw Exchange (CDX), is a file format associated with ChemDraw, a popular software for drawing chemical structures and reactions. The CDX file format is used to exchange chemical information between different instances of ChemDraw and other chemical drawing software.
CDX files are designed to store chemical structures, reactions, and related information in format that can be easily shared between users and different software applications. CDX files are specific to ChemDraw, and they may not be directly compatible with other chemical drawing software that uses different file formats. However, ChemDraw allows for import and export of various file formats to facilitate interoperability.
CDX files can contain information about chemical structures, including atom and bond details, as well as additional data such as reaction arrows, text annotations, and more. CDX files preserve the editable nature of chemical structures, allowing users to open and modify structures using ChemDraw.
ChemDraw is a software tool utilized for creating, editing, and visualizing chemical structures, reactions, and related content. Widely employed by chemists, researchers, and students, ChemDraw offers user-friendly interface and range of features for drawing and manipulating molecular structures. This software is crucial in field of chemistry for tasks such as designing chemical compounds, illustrating reactions, and generating chemical diagrams. It supports various file formats, including its proprietary ChemDraw Exchange (CDX) format, enhancing compatibility and ease of information exchange within scientific community.
How to open CDX file?
CDX files can be opened or referenced using the following programs
PerkinElmer ChemDraw (Free Trial) for (Windows, Mac)
Other CDX files
Here are other file types that use the .cdx file extension.