[Chimera-users] regarding getting molecule from the ChEBI ID

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Feb 9 08:42:52 PST 2018

Sorry, Chimera does not fetch by ChEBI ID.  My previous reply already gave an easy way to get the zwitterion, however.  

I looked at the ChEBI page for that molecule... although there are files you can download and open in Chimera, I don’t recommend it, because at least for beta-alanine the Molfile and SDF appear to contain only 2D representations with incorrect (very short) bond lengths), not meant to be used as 3D structure.


Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Feb 8, 2018, at 10:58 PM, Dilip H N <cy16f01.dilip at nitk.edu.in> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have got beta-alanine zwitterion from ChEBI webpage and its ChEBI ID is CHEBI:57966
> So how can i get the molecule from its CHEBI id..??
> I am able to get it from PubChem Id but, unable to get it from CHEBI id....
> How can i solve this issue..??

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