Mnova IUPAC Name – Starting Guide


We have launched Mnova 12 which includes many new features and enhancements as well as several new products. One of these new products is Mnova IUPAC Name and we believe that it will be very useful for organic chemists when using Mnova.

This tool takes advantage of the enhancements within the new molecular editor. You can now generate the IUPAC name for any molecular structure included in your Mnova document.

The first thing you need to do is to open a dataset containing a structure or drawing/importing your structure as in the example below:

If you are using the new modern (ribbon) display mode you just need to go the menu bar under the 'Molecule' section and hit the 'IUPAC Name' button.

Then you will get a text object with the IUPAC name for your structure which you can fit anywhere around your spectrum. If you have more than one structure in your spectrum you will have to select it first.


Please note that if you are using the 'classic' display just use the IUPAC Name icon on the menu bar or do right-click on the structure to see the options panel. You can easily switch between display modes just by going to:

  • 'Edit/Preferences/General/Interface'  for classic mode.
  • 'File/Preferences/General/Interface' for modern (ribbon) mode


Why do I get this message if I have a valid Mnova NMR license?

This tool needs a separated license, but for the moment you can download a 45-day trial license when you click  'Yes' on the message above and select the IUPAC Name check box as shown below:

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.



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