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Chemical drawing programs



Chemical visualization

  • Chime

    Free chemical structure visualization plug-in(no longer updated). [Tutorial]

  • Rasmol

    A molecular graphics program intended for the visualization of proteins, nucleic acids and small molecules. [FAQ]

  • Jmol

    Jmol is an open-source java viewer for chemical structures in 3D, it is fully functional in most browsers.[tutorial]

Molecular modelling


  • Molecular Modelling for Organic Chemistry

    Introduction to computational modelling methods used nowadays as standard tools by organic chemists for searching for, rationalising and predicting structure and reactivity of organic, bio-organic and organometallic molecules.

  • Survey of Molecular Modelling Programs

    This list concentrates on programs for which the source code is available in some form.


  • WebMO

    WWW software for drawing a molecular structure, running calculations (Gaussian, MOPAC and GAMESS supported) and visualization/manipulation of the results.

  • VEGA

    Program to convert, manage andvisualize of 3D structures for several platforms (Win32, Linux, Irix, AmigaOs)

  • Molinspiration Property Calculator

    Free interactive calculation of molecular properties (including logP, polar surface area and other useful descriptors) and calculation of drug-likeness score for GPCR ligands, ion channel modulators and kinase inhibitors.

  • List of programs used in molecular design