What are CDXML files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CDXML file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CDXML file?

CDXML files have multiple uses, and ChemDraw XML is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

ChemDraw XML

These CDXML files are the XML analogue files of the binary CDX files used in ChemDraw, a chemical structure application and molecule editor. CDXML files contain molecular data like atoms, bonds, fragments, and text in a binary format.

How to open CDXML files

We have identified 2 CDXML openers that are compatible with this specific type of CDXML file.

Programs that open ChemDraw XML files


Last updated: November 30, 2022

More file formats using the CDXML extension

Through our research of CDXML files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • PowerShell Cmdlet Definition XML

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