Many Chemistry applications are now available via Apps Anywhere and would not need be individually installed and licensed.

There are a number of Chemistry specific software packages available for download with details below. For more general software, such as Microsoft Office, Endnote, Nuance PDF and F-Secure Anti-Virus, please see the IT Services software downloads page.

PLEASE NOTE: To download software from central servers (such as valkris) you will need to specify your username in the format st-andrews\USERNAME when trying to connect


The school no longer has a license for Chemdoodle.


The University has a site license for ChemDraw Professional 15.1 Windows/Mac downloads can be accessed here (Windows version includes ChemFinder, ChemDraw for Excel and Chem3D)

Not: You will need to authenticate with your st-andrews email address and register for a PerkinElmer account to access the download page.
You should automatically receive an email with your personal serials number(s), this may not be immediate.


The University has a site license for CrystalMaker/CrystalDiffract/SingleCrystal (Windows and Mac). IT Services encourage use via Apps AnyWhere, however the Mac version can be downloaded from here


The Cambridge Structural Database System is available to download from: If you wish to have CSDS installed locally on your desktop/laptop, please contact the School Computing Officer for the Site and Confirmation codes. Also CSDS, SuperStar, GOLD Suite and DASH are available for Windows and Linux as ‘Academic Extras’.


The School has a license for Diamond.

For more info please contact Dr. Paul Wright


The School has a site license for the Gaussian suite of programs. Please note, Gaussian may only be installed on computers which are owned by and operated within the University of St Andrews.

For more info please contact Dr. Herbert Fruchtl


The University has a site license for Matlab. Details can be found here

MestReNova & Bruker Topspin

The School has a site license for MestReNova 10.
More MestReNova and Topspin infomation can be found here

TopSpin is now FREE for academic use check the Bruker site here


The University has a site license for Origin 9 Pro, IT Services encourage use via Apps AnyWhere. However, if Apps Anywhere is not suitable for you please contact your Computing Officer.

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