bkchem(1) a free chemical drawing program


bkchem [options] [file]


bkchem is a free chemical drawing program, which was written in Python. The editor gives you the possibility to draw, scale, rotate, align and validate molecules and/or molecular fragments. You can import CML1/CML2, MDL MOL files, SMILES and INChI. Export is possible into SVG, OpenOffice Draw format, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), CML1/CML2, MDL MOL files and SMILES.


The following options can be used:

-H home-directory
Set the new home directory to be home-directory.
-b script
Run in batch mode and execute script.
-h, --help
Show usage information.
-v, --version
Show version information.


File to store user preferences.


bkchem is written by Beda Kosata <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Daniel Leidert <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at your option) any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.