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Structure Drawing and Molecular Mechanics Programs.


Jim Beatty

Note: This article was scanned using OCR from the Spring 1992 CCCE Newsletter. Please contact us if you identify any OCR errors.
Programs to draw structures and manipulate them are many. This listing includes only those I have literature for. There are more on the market. Upgrades are constantly being made. Prices quoted are for single academic copies. Most suppliers will send you a demonstration disk for a small charge or no charge. Some suppliers will send you programs on an approval basis. Some include minimization programs such as MM2, while for others you must purchase the program separately.
1 consider these programs as word processing programs for chemical structures and more. I believe that one or more should be available to undergraduate chemistry students.
1. Tripos Associates, 1699 South Hanley Road, Suite 303, St. Louis, M063144-2913. Phone 800-323-2960.
Alchemey Ill, a powerful molecular modeling program for IBM compatibles or Macintosh computers. Prices start at about $500. MM2 available for IBM machines for $200.
Lab Vision, an advanced molecular modeling program for computer workstations. $2500. 30 day free evaluation available.
11. Serena Software P.O. Box 3076, Bloomington, IN 47 402-3076, Phone 812-333-08232.
PCMODEL Molecular modeling for all worlds. Prices start at $200 and go up to about $4000 for programs for the fastest workstations.
Ill. Trinity Software P .0. Box 960, Campton, NH 03223, Phone 800-352-1282.
CHEMWINDOW, CHEMINTOSH and CHEMDRAFT Ill are basically structure drawing progams. CHEMDRAFT in version Ill has grown into a 3-D molecular modeling and presentation graphics program. Prices start at $99.
IV. Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10016, Phone 212-679-7300.
Desktop Molecular Modeller for the IBM PS/2 55 compatible or above. Apowerful and interesting moleular structures program which has a number of interesting options including a symmetry operator program for inorganic structures. Prices start at $495.
v. Springer-Velag New York, Inc., Electronic Media Department, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Phone 212-460-1653.
Moby is an interesting molecular modeling program for the IBM PC or compatible. Some very interesting options. Prices start at $498.
02/21/92 to 02/25/92