November 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 19)
Strong Points: Can access many preloaded chemical structures and can save reaction sheets within the app
Weak Points: Somewhat difficult to navigate
Mobile Molecular DataSheet is a handy app for drawing chemical structures and reactions right on your mobile device. The app comes preloaded with a variety of common chemical structures which users can copy and paste into their own datasheets saved on the app. The preloaded structures span a variety of different classes, from small rings and functional groups to multidentate ligands and cage complexes. Each molecule is also completely customizable so that users can add atoms and change bonds within each structure. Users are also able to draw their own structures from scratch. The app is a little tricky to use at first but comes with a help feature that guides novice users through the process of creating and manipulating structures. Mobile Molecular DataSheet is a useful app for anyone who needs to map out structures and reactions, whether they be an organic chemistry student or a seasoned chemist.