How to draw catalytic cycles in ChemDraw

So it’s NSF proposal and seminar season at UIUC and all of the ugliest catalytic cycles are on display around the department. No, I’m not talking about the reactions themselves, but those circular arrows. Ugh! Gross!

If your cycles look like the one on the right, FOR SHAME.

I realized that this is not something they teach in class, so as a public service, I created this video on how one can make gorgeous catalytic cycles using ChemDraw’s Pen Tool.

You’re welcome.

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One comment on “How to draw catalytic cycles in ChemDraw

  1. […] As azmanam relates, the edit curve tool makes everything oh so pretty.  This post comes complete with its own youtube video as well, for visual learners.  Colorblind Chemistry also covered this topic recently, in the context of catalytic cycles. […]

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