MarvinSketch provides several predefined chemical structures, called templates or structure templates. They are categorized into template groups, like Amino Acids, Polycyclics etc.
The following template groups are available in MarvinSketch by default:

  • Generic

  • Rings

  • Amino Acids

  • Aromatics

  • Bicyclics

  • Bridged Polycyclics

  • Crown Ethers

  • Cycloalkanes

  • Heterocycles

  • Polycyclics

  • Homology Groups

  • Alpha D sugars

  • Beta D sugars

  • Deoxynucleosides

  • Flavonoids

  • Nucleobases

  • Nucleosides

  • Organometallics

  • Protoalkaloids

  • True Alkaloids

  • Vitamins

  • My Templates

The templates can be accessed via the Advanced Templates toolbar or through the Insert > Template menu item.

How to use Templates:

  • Select a template using the Template Library or the Advanced Templates toolbar area.

  • In case the template structure contains any S-groups, the group(s) can be optionally expanded or contracted by pressing the Shift button.

  • Place the template structure by left-clicking on the desired location.

The Template Library Manager dialog contains buttons that customize template handling.

User-defined Templates

It is possible to add user-defines templates structure(s) either to the Advanced Templates toolbar or to the Insert > Template menu using the Template Library Manager dialog .