I see the same thing. From the error message, it looks like you got the file via PubChem REST. The one that works on your site is also a PubChem sdf - maybe some  error in the original PubChem query?

Here's the correct REST link to the compound:

It downloaded the correct text SDF.


Otis Rothenberger

On Oct 6, 2013, at 6:56 AM, Angel HerrŠez wrote:


is a binary file
I do not know the format, it does not seem to be gzipped.

In any case, JSmol needs to be informed of binary files with a special file extension, see

Have you tried to open the file in Jmol application?
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