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MolPort Plug-in for StarDrop

May 16, 2022

MolPort Plug-in for StarDrop

May 16, 2022

This script enables you to search the commercial compound vendor lists aggregated by MolPort. This allows searching of compounds from multiple suppliers and returns details about the available compounds.

Take a look at this short movie to see how it works…

The installer file and instructions for how to install and use the script are provided in the following pages…

Version

Please note: These scripts are compatible with StarDrop 7.3 for either Windows® or macOS®. To find out which version you have installed, start StarDrop and select the Help->About menu. If you are using an older version of StarDrop please contact stardrop-support@optibrium.com and we will be happy to provide download details.

Installation

If you are using any in-house scripts to access internal systems or databases, or are uncertain about what to do, then please contact StarDrop Support for assistance.

To install this script on Windows:

  • Ensure that you have saved your work and close StarDrop
  • Download the file StarDrop Script – MolPort.exe
  • When the download is complete, double-click the file to run it and follow the instructions (we recommend that you accept the default options provided)
  • Start StarDrop

To install this script on macOS or Windows:

  • Ensure that you have saved your work and close StarDrop
  • For macOS, download the file StarDrop Script – MolPort (macOS).zip
  • For Windows, download the file StarDrop Script – MolPort (windows).zip
  • In your user area, navigate to the StarDrop folder (on Windows this is in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\StarDrop\, on macOS, this is in ~/StarDrop/)
  • Extract the contents of the zip file into this folder overwriting any existing files
  • You should now see a folder called MolPort in the py folder and a folder called widgetplugins
  • Start StarDrop

For StarDrop 7.2 or earlier please use the following files:
On Windows – Download the file StarDrop Script – MolPort_py2.exe
On macOS – Download the file StarDrop Script – MolPort (macOS)_py2.zip
For Windows – Download the file StarDrop Script – MolPort (windows)_py2.zip

To use this script…

…you must first register to use the MolPort API service (which is different to your standard MolPort registration). Having done so, click on the Custom Scripts->MolPort menu item in StarDrop and when you start a search you will be prompted to login. Your details will be saved so that you need not do this every time. If you choose By Structure… then you can draw a structure and choose whether to search for an exact match, a substructure or similar compounds. Up to 1000 results will be returned in a new data set showing summary data and MolPort IDs. To get further details on one or more of the results, select the rows of interest and select the Custom Scripts->MolPort->Get Details For Selection menu. The MolPort IDs contain hyperlinks and clicking any of these will open a browser and navigate to the appropriate page on the MolPort site.