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In addition to exploring peer-reviewed articles in chemistry, you can use SciFinder to draw chemical structures. Download your structures or use them to search for articles, reactions, or other mentions in SciFinder.
New users must register for an account at https://scifinder.cas.org/registration/index.html?corpKey=1C760952-86F3-5055-1D62-2ACEBD3FF208 and keep track of their username & password.
Simple online sketcher from the National Library of Medicine.
Online "Microsoft Paint"-like tool. Includes some pre-loaded molecules such as RNA and amino acids.
Free software download for students and other academics after you register for an account.
Marvin from ChemAxon.
Software download. Free for individual, academic, and non-commercial use. Requires you to sign up for an account and renew your free license every two months.
You can also use tools that are not specific to chemistry for rough mockups, such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Illustrator. You might also find more advanced drawing software online, which usually require a paid license.
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