The Electronic Laboratory Notebook
designed by chemists for chemists
Mbook is a cloud-based ELN with built-in raw analytical data support and automatic structure confirmation capabilities.
Enjoy the stockroom tool to record where your chemicals are in your organization, and take advantage of importing reactions from ChemDraw!
It’s time to transform your synthetic lab to digital!
Streamlined user interface
Well defined user roles
One-click customized reports (pdf)
Powerful searching and filtering tools
In-app messaging system
Synthetic and analytical chemistry in a single interface
Cloud hosted solution
No local installation required
Automatic updates and maintenance
In-house installation (optional)
12 reasons to choose Mbook Chemistry
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Mbook design is based on the workflow of a chemist in the lab, with an architecture that structures the information in a way that makes it fully searchable by user, compound, reaction, analytical method used, etc.
Projects, Reactions and Experiments
Your work is organized into Projects, Reactions and Experiments, as it would be in a laboratory. They are all easy to create and you can immediately start populating them with your experiments. Cloning of experiments is supported within your group, so you can work faster. In Mbook, you can create, store, and modify:
- Reaction scheme and experimental conditions
- Stoichiometry table and experiment write-up area
- Analytical data (NMR, MS, etc.) for reactants, solvents, and products
- MSDS datasheets for all experiment participants
- Literature references and other relevant documents
- Image files (product appearance, TLC, etc.)
- Inventory & Stockroom
Hierarchical user roles structure
Mbook recognizes the complex organization of a lab and assigns diverse roles to users: Group Manager, Project Manager, Bench Chemist and Guest with different permissions and functionality accessible to each user role. You can designate Inventory and Structure Managers too. See a more detailed description of the user roles and their permissions.
Molecules can be drawn directly in Mbook with the structure editor or be imported as .mol files. You can also import reaction schemes (.cdxml files). Mbook comes with a prepopulated database of more than 2,500 commonly used compounds. Mbook will automatically save your compounds to your database, so you only have to draw them once. The preloaded database includes the chemical structure, but also IUPAC and common names, saving you the drawing altogether: no need to draw THF, just type it!
Simply upload your analytical data to Mbook and attach them to your experiments. Mbook will automatically process and analyze the results using the Mnova automation engine. You can save Mnova reports or process your raw data with Mbook.
- Peak picking, integration and, multiplet analysis automatically performed by uploading your Mnova zip file.
- Preview analytical data within Mbook: no need to open your files in an analytical data package to have a look.
- Multiplicity lists, and other parameters for reports and publications, are also stored into Mbook.
- Upload any image and preview them by hovering the mouse. For example, upload a picture of your Thin Layer Chromatography and have a quick look!
Mbook is a fully scalable application, with a subscription-based license model that allows you to add users and grow with the tool without the need to upgrade hardware or IT resources.
Hosted on a cloud server provided by Mestrelab and AWS, so your organization does not have to provide the infrastructure. This means:
- You do not need IT capabilities to install, maintain, or update the software.
- You just need a subscription and a web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox).
- Data will be available ONLY to all permitted users, and it will remain secure and confidential.
- No application installation, maintenance, or updates required.
Alternatively, Mbook can be installed on your own server and still be accessible to your users via their browsers. Contact us if you are interested in this installation.
Group and Project managers can export and report whole projects including sub-projects, reactions, experiments, and optionally all the uploaded documents.
Projects are exported as .xml files and saved in a zip folder that maps the same project structure in Mbook.
Project reports are PDF files that include information about the project and the project users, subprojects, reactions, and experiments.
Individual PDF reports for each entity in the project are also generated.
Project reports can be customized by using the filtering option to include specific users or experiments.
Keep track of your inventory by using the Stockroom feature, which allows you to enter details for a compound: Where are they stored, was it sourced from a supplier, or is it the product of a reaction? In which reaction was that missing chemical used last? Are we running low on acetone?
Have full control on the use of hazardous substances, and a thorough information about the risks and safety measures to be considered with the COSHH assessment. Let your chemists fill in and sign a COSHH assessment that will automatically be archived in the Health/Safety section of each experiment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a powerful server or IT department to use Mbook?
All you need to run Mbook is a subscription and access to a web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox). No need to install, maintain and update the software.
How much does it cost?
Two types of licenses are available with Mbook 3.0: The User count license, and the Day credit license.
The prices for User count – Industrial Licenses with Cloud storage are:
- MBook Chemistry: €600/user/year
- MBook Pro: €900/user/year
- MBook Analytical: €900/user/year
- MBook Enterprise: €1500/user/year
The prices for Day Credit – Industrial Licenses with Cloud storage are:
- MBook Chemistry: €3.33/day
- MBook Pro: €5/day
- MBook Analytical: €5/day
- MBook Enterprise: €8.33/day
Special discounts are available for Academic and Governmental Licenses.
The in-house installation carries an additional cost of €2,000 for the first year + 800 euros/years for support and updates in following years.
You can purchase your subscription via our store page.
How safe will my data be in the cloud-based solution?
AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud infrastructure is one of the most secure cloud computing environments currently available. It provides an extremely scalable, highly reliable platform that enables customers to deploy applications and data quickly and securely.
How can I upload my analytical raw data (Mnova files)? Does Mbook interact with my raw data?
Yes. One of Mbook’s unique features is its capability to interact and process [raw] analytical data. Once you upload your NMR, LC/GC/MS, IR, etc. raw data, the spectra will be automatically processed and analyzed using the Mnova automation engine. You can read more about this in this tutorial.
How big is Mbook's compound library?
Mbook Chemistry and Chemistry Pro come equipped with libraries of more than 2,500 of the compounds commonly used in synthetic chemistry.
Do I have to use the Cloud data storage or is there an alternative?
Mbook can be installed on your own servers (Mbook In-house). It will still be accessible to your users via their browser. An in-house installation has an additional cost of €2,000 for the first year + 800 euros/years for support and updates in following years. Contact us if you are interested in this installation.
Is there any help or manual to get me started?
We have plenty of resources to get you started with Mbook.
And you can always contact our support team for any user, via mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at +34 881 976 775 (our office hours are 9.30 to 13.30 and 16.30 to 20.30 CET, Monday to Friday).
Once I purchase a subscription, will I be able to keep the data I record during the trial period?
Yes, all your data, uploaded files, and users and groups created for your team will be kept for 45 days after you complete your trial, and would be there and available should you purchase a full license.
Can files from other sources (Word, Excel, ChemDraw, mass spectra, Origin, NMR data, etc.) be easily dragged and dropped or uploaded into experiments in Mbook?
Yes, files from other sources (images, pdf, general documents, compressed files, raw analytical data, Mnova files, etc…) can be easily uploaded into Mbook. Please refer to this guide for additional information.
Is there a search engine/search option to search via keywords, sample codes, experiments, etc.?
Yes. Basically, all Mbook´s fields are searchable via keywords, sample codes, CAS numbers, compound structures or substructures, etc. Please refer to our Starting Guide to Mbook for any additional information.
Can I copy and paste and import structures from my own drawing package?
Yes, thanks to the new molecular editor, Marvin JS, that is integrated into Mbook, you can copy and paste your structures from your preferred drawing packages such as ChemDraw. You can also import structures from files such as .mol files or even entire reaction schemes.
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Mbook is suitable for groups at Universities, CRO’s, companies who outsource their chemistry, as well as startups, small chemical companies, and pharmaceutical companies.