With the Academic Edition of KnowItAll, you can have it all and know it all for free—draw structures, perform IR and Raman functional group analysis, and generate high-quality reports.

In a continued commitment to academia, Bio‑Rad is offering this completely FREE and fully functional software package to promote learning and research in the academic community.

And best of all, this set of tools resides in one common interface, so it's easy to learn and easy to transfer data from application to application.
Not a Teacher or a Student?

For your company we offer:

• KnowItAll® IR, Analytical, UV-Vis, and Spectroscopy Editions for database building, management, search, analysis, prediction, chemometrics, chemical structure drawing (ChemWindow®), and reporting.

• 1.5 million spectra: IR, Raman, NMR, MS, UV-Vis (including Sadtler™ spectra).

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Features of the KnowItAll® Academic Edition

DrawIt™ for chemical structure drawing
 • Draw 2D & 3D structures
 • Automatically assign stereochemical designators for R/S centers and E/Z bonds
 • Automatically assign stereochemical designators for R/S centers in Fischer projections of sugars
ReportIt™ to generate high-quality lab reports
 • Import IR, NMR, MS, and Raman spectra, & chromatograms in common native file formats
 • Create reports complete with structures, spectra, tables, & more
 • Access lab glassware and engineering symbol clip art with the click of the mouse
AnalyzeIt™ IR & Raman to interpret spectra
 • Interpret the bands in an experimental infrared or Raman spectrum
 • Correlate the expected group frequencies from a structure with a spectrum
RefineIt™ IR & Raman and ProcessIt™ NMR
 • Import and process spectra from various instrument sources.
Sadtler Spectroscopy Handbooks – Internet Edition
 • Review spectroscopy handbooks, starting with the Sadtler Handbook of IR Spectroscopy
 • Access key spectroscopic insights by functional group
SymApps™ for molecular symmetry analysis
 • Calculate, display, & animate the symmetry for a molecule
 • Create movies for three basic rotations
 • Calculate point groups, bond lengths, angles, & dihedral angles for all atoms in the structure
General laboratory calculations
 • Convert from mole to mass or mass to mole
 • Calculate molecular weight from structure
 • Access MS fragmentation & MS documentation tools
Optional Feature: IQ Academic Spectral Database
 • 1,279 compounds and over 3,800 searchable spectra (includes IR, HNMR, and CNMR spectra)
 • Searchable by spectrum, structure, name, & properties

Download the official KnowItAll Academic Edition brochure.


Who is eligible for the free software?

All students, faculty, and administrators of any degree-granting academic institution are eligible to use this software. For more details see the complete Terms & Conditions of Use Agreement.


Is technical support available for this software?

Bio‑Rad offers no free online, phone, or other technical support for the KnowItAll Academic Edition. However if you are experiencing installation or licensing problems contact us and we will provide necessary assistance.

If you are interested in receiving paid technical support contact us.


What are the system recommendations?

The KnowItAll System Recommendations can be viewed on the Bio‑Rad web site.


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