ChemDraw binary format (cdx)

Read only

The whole file is read in one call. Note that a file may contain a mixture of reactions and molecules. With the -ad option, a human-readable representation of the CDX tree structure is output as an OBText object. Use textformat to view it:

obabel input.cdx -otext -ad

Many reactions in CDX files are not fully specified with reaction data structures, and may not be completely interpreted by this parser.


This is a read-only format.

Read Options

-m read molecules only; no reactions
-d output CDX tree to OBText object
-o display only objects in tree output