|MIME type: chemical/x-mdl-sdf|
MDL molecule model files.
Used in cheminformatics applications and on the web for storing and exchanging 3D molecule models.
Plain text tabular format.
Represents an arbitrary number of chemical compounds.
Stores atomic coordinates, chemical bond information, and metadata.
Maintained by Elsevier Molecular Design Limited (MDL).
|"Elements"||list of elements and options available in this file|
|"Rules"||full list of rules for each element and option|
|"Options"||list of rules for options, properties, and settings|
|"Graphics3D"||3D renderings of all molecule models stored in the file|
|"Graphics3D",n||3D rendering of the n molecule|
|"StructureDiagram"||2D structure formulas of all molecules|
|"EdgeRules"||connectivity data, given as a list of lists of rules|
|"EdgeTypes"||bond types, as a list of lists of strings|
|"FormalCharges"||charges of the atoms given by "VertexTypes"|
|"MassNumbers"||isotope mass numbers|
|"VertexCoordinates"||2D or 3D atomic coordinates, typically in picometers|
|"VertexTypes"||all atoms or groups constituting the molecule, typically given as a list of chemical element abbreviations|
|ImageSize||Automatic||specifies the overall size of the graphics to display|
|Background||White||specifies what background color to use|
|ViewPoint||Automatic||point in space from which the 3D model is to be viewed|
Show the Import elements available in an SDF file: