MOL File

What are MOL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MOL 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 MOL file?

A .MOL file is a MOdule (play)List file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open MOL files

Important: Different programs may use files with the MOL file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your MOL file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different MOL openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 11, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MOL files. Remember, different programs may use MOL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Symyx DrawSymyx DrawUser submitted
Accelrys DrawAccelrys DrawUser submitted
JEOL NMR SoftwareJEOL NMR SoftwareUser submitted
ChemAxon MarvinChemAxon MarvinUser submitted
KnowItAll Informatics SystemKnowItAll Informatics SystemUser submitted
MercuryMercuryUser submitted
MDL DrawMDL DrawUser submitted

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