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Recent developments in molecular graphics : visualization of chemical structures and properties

Published inThe visual computer, vol. 7, no. 6, p. 158-169
Publication date1991
Abstract

As three-dimensional models of chemical objects are essential tools for understanding their intimate structure and function, nowadays molecular graphics techniques allow building, visualizing, and manipulating, of complex molecular structures and their related properties. This paper presents several developments recently achieved in this field, namely: the representation of macromolecular structures such as proteins; the modelization of molecular envelopes as dot surfaces, mesh surfaces, and solid models; the evaluation and visualization of color-coded reactivity indices based on intermolecular interaction energies. The last application is shown to be particularly useful in several applications, such as molecular recognition and drug design.

Keywords
  • Molecular graphics
  • Computational chemistry
  • Molecular models
  • 3D models
  • Molecular recognition
  • Chemical reactivity
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WEBER, Jacques et al. Recent developments in molecular graphics : visualization of chemical structures and properties. In: The visual computer, 1991, vol. 7, n° 6, p. 158–169. doi: 10.1007/BF01901186
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ISSN of the journal0178-2789
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