Jmol is a free, open source molecule viewer for students, educators, and researchers in chemistry and biochemistry. It is cross-platform, running on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix systems.
What Jmol can do:
- Free, open-source software licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License
- Applet, Application, and Systems Integration Component
The JmolApplet is a web browser applet that can be
integrated into web pages. It is ideal for development
of web-based courseware and web-accessible
chemical databases. The JmolApplet provides an upgrade path
for users of the Chime plug-in.
The Jmol application is a standalone Java application
that runs on the desktop.
- The JmolViewer can be integrated as a component into other Java applications.
- The JmolApplet is a web browser applet that can be
- Cross-platform (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux / Unix
- Supports all major web browsers
- High-performance 3D rendering with no hardware requirements
- Accepts many file formats
- Animations, Vibrations, Surfaces, Orbitals
- Support for unit cell and symmetry operations
- Schematic shapes for secondary structures in biomolecules
- Measurements: distance, angle, torsion angle
- Support for RasMol/Chime scripting language
- Exports to jpg, png, gif, ppm, pdf, POV-Ray, Gaussian, Maya, vrml, x3d, idtf, web page