Chemical Information Sources/SIRCh/Molecular Visualization Tools and Sites

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SIRCh: Selected Internet Resources for Chemistry

Guides to Molecular Visualization Tools[edit]
Converters of Chemical Structure Formats[edit]
CML and Chemical MIME[edit]
Free Viewer and Plug-in Software[edit]
Selected Commercial Products[edit]
Molecular Rendering Software[edit]
Visualization Demonstration Sites[edit]
  • VRML Resources (Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering, San Diego State University)
  • Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML) in Chemistry
  • ACD's ChemSketch using the Goodies toolset available from the website ( The goodies toolset coded in ChemBasic. The Chemsketch program includes the 2D to 3D energy minimization routine prior to exporting to VRML.
  • Cosmo Player VRML Plugin
  • VRML File Creator for Chemical Structures Generation of VRML scenes from your 2D or 3D data files (supports over 40 structure file formats). Automatic generation of 3D coordinates if not contained in the input structure. Many display options to control the visual appearance.
  • OrbVis is an online service for the calculation and visualization of molecular orbitals. The service will visualize all MOs of any reseonable structure you create. It employs a combination of a VRML2.0 plugin and a JAVA1.1 applet with many display options to control the visual appearance.