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ChemOffice Campus License

ChemOffice is a program package for the acquisition, processing and visualization of chemical structures.


  •     Chem3D
  •     ChemDraw Prime
  •     ChemFinder

Eligibility: The program package can be downloaded by all employees and students of the University of Cologne and used on business and private devices.

Price: free of charge

License type: rental licenses (until 22.01.2021, extension planned)

Note on the expiry of the previous license: The previous license of the software expired on 21.01.2021. To continue using the software, you must register and log in to the vendor's website, PerkinElemer Informatics, and download the software again.


  • Go to
  • Search for "Universität zu Köln" in the search field "Search for Institution".
  • In the view now limited to "Universität zu Köln" , click on "Register to download the latest version of ChemDraw".
  • Now you have to register with the e-mail address of your personal or student account.

Login to download

After activating the account, you can log in at and download the software via the download center.

The serial number/activation code required for installation will be displayed in the Download Center under the heading "Order History". The activation is done via the Internet.

Installation note:

When upgrading an already installed older ChemOffice version, it is strongly recommended to first deactivate the old license (under the Help button), then uninstall the old ChemOffice version before installing the new ChemOffice version. Otherwise, the software may be blocked, which can only be solved by the provider.

Help: If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Thomas Dautert from the chemistry department.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk