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The Electronic Lab Notebook designed by chemists for chemists

A cloud based solution to record and report your synthetic chemistry


Go paperless with Mbook- The easiest way to digitally record and report your chemistry

Focused on the needs of synthetic chemists, it allows you to keep all the information relevant to your chemistry work in an easy-to-search-and-share digital format.

Mbook is designed to replace paper notebooks, allowing researchers to continue to store the information relevant to their projects, reactions and experiments. Its digitized format makes it immediately searchable and shareable. It supports the critical elements needed to effectively record and report chemistry.

Experimental elements:

  • 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.)
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Mbook can help ensure your chemistry is correct by:

  • Checking stoichiometric values on the basis of values entered by the user and automatically generating any values which can be generated from information already entered
  • Automatic calculation of Molecular Weights on the basis of Molecular Formula, which is in turned derived automatically from structure
  • Checking on molecular structures to ensure they are chemically possible (i.e. correct number of substituents, etc.)
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Digital reporting made easy

Automatic reporting capabilities allow you to generate PDF reports with one single click, and to use templates to predefine what you want those reports to look like.

Cloud based or in-house solution Fully scalable, with a subscription-based license model that allows you to add users and grow with the tool without a need to upgrade hardware or IT resources.

No application installation, maintenance or updates required

Mbook is by default hosted on a cloud server provided by Mestrelab and Amazon Web Services, so your group or organization does not have to provide the infrastructure to host the application.

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

What do you get with your subscription?

  • Mbook installation
  • 4GB storage per user
  • Email support
  • Instant online access
  • Automatic backups
  • Multiuser collaboration
  • In-app messaging
  • Web and tablet interface
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Don’t like the cloud? Go for an in-house solution instead

Mbook is a flexible system that can also be installed on your own servers and accessible to your users via their browsers.

Contact us if you are interested in this installation.

A spectral ELN that supports analytical data. You can process your analytical data (NMR and LCMS) by uploading it into Mbook and attach it to your experiments. Mbook will automatically process and analyze it using the Mnova automation engine.

Integrated with Mnova. (We are proud of this unique and powerful feature!)

You can either save Mnova reports or process your raw data with Mbook. This sets Mbook apart from any ELN currently in the market. Peak picking, integration and multiplet analysis will be automatically performed for you just by uploading your Mnova zip file.


You can preview the analytical data within Mbook so you will not need to open your files in an analytical data package until you need to work on them.

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Multiplicity lists and other parameters for reports and publications are also stored into Mbook.


You can upload and preview any sort of image you consider necessary for your experiment such as your TLCs. Save time by previewing them by hovering the mouse.


With regard to your analytical data, Mbook is definitely the most advanced ELN you can currently find in the market!



Organize your chemistry and optimize your workflows Your chemical knowledge is organized in Projects, Reactions and Experiments, as you would normally expect in a synthesis laboratory. You can also setup roles with different functionalities accessible to each of them.

Projects, Reactions and Experiments

Your chemistry work is organized structured into Projects, Reactions and Experiments. Creating Projects and Reactions is fast and simple and you can immediately start populating them with experiments.

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Cloning of experiments is supported, so that you can copy experiments previously created by yourself or from other users in your group and therefore avoid effort duplication:

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Draw or import your molecules.

Experiment participants (reactants, solvents and products) can be drawn directly with the Mestrelab web structure editor, imported as .mol files after drawing them in third party applications or loaded from the prepopulated database of more than 2,500 commonly used synthesis compounds.

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Stoichiometric information recording is supported by the algorithms in the software, which automatically populate all possible fields on the basis of the data you have already entered.

Hierarchical user roles structure:

Mbook recognizes the complex organization (management) of a lab, and assigns diverse roles to the users: Group Manager, Project Manager and Bench Chemist with different functionality, accessible to each of them.

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Enhancing communication within your group:

It is designed to increase your communication and  productivity by enhancing reporting and collaboration. The in-app messaging will allow you to communicate and optimize opportunities for collaboration. It also facilitates fast and effective supervision.


Overall, we believe Mbook is a well structured and organised ELN for your chemistry work space as well as for your group or organization hierarchy.