Molecular Modeling Aids Chemistry Research and Teaching

Author: Franklin Hoke, pp.18 Since full-featured molecular-modeling packages began appearing on the chemist's desktop a few years ago, they have grown dramatically in sophistication and capability. Following in part on the availability of ever-more-powerful personal computer hardware, new software modules have been added regularly, often ported from workstation environments. At the same time, intuitive graphical user interfaces have helped make computer-aided chemistry increasingly accessibl

Franklin Hoke
Aug 22, 1993

Author: Franklin Hoke, pp.18

Since full-featured molecular-modeling packages began appearing on the chemist's desktop a few years ago, they have grown dramatically in sophistication and capability. Following in part on the availability of ever-more-powerful personal computer hardware, new software modules have been added regularly, often ported from workstation environments. At the same time, intuitive graphical user interfaces have helped make computer-aided chemistry increasingly accessible to scientists who are not primarily programmers.

The following companies are among those providing molecular drawing and modeling software for personal computer operating systems. Because options and modules vary in some cases, call for specific pricing information.

Autodesk Inc.
Scientific Modeling Division
2320 Marinship Way
Sausalito, Calif. 94965
(800) 424-9737
Fax: (415) 331-8093
PC Product: HyperChem (Windows)

CAChe Scientific Inc.
P.O. Box 500, M/S 13-400
Beaverton, Ore. 97077
(800) 547-8949
Fax: (503) 526-2901
PC Product: Personal CAChe (Macintosh)

Cambridge Scientific Computing Inc.
875 Mass. Ave.,...

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