Category Archives: TikZ

Carbohydrates

Since a few weeks I’m working on a package using chemfig as a backend that allows a simple yet flexible input syntax for typesetting carbohydrates. My draft at this point allows the following:

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{carbohydrates}
\begin{document}

\glucose[model=haworth,chain]\quad
\glucose[model=fischer,chain]\quad
\glucose[model=chair,ring]

\end{document
}

which gives: Continue reading

Electron movement

As you probably know organic chemists often indicate electron transfers or electron movements with arrows. It is common that a “normal” arrow indicates the movement of an electron pair. A possibility to draw these arrows is built-in into ChemFig. It provides the command \chemmove{} which basically is a wrapper for a tikzpicture with options remember picture, overlay. Continue reading