Web-based molecular modeling and visualization GNU tool

Free Software


MolView is an intuitive, Open-Source web-application to make science and education more awesome! MolView is mainly intended as web-based data visualization platform. You can use MolView to search through different scientific databases including compound databases, protein databases and spectral databases, and view records from these databases as interactive visualizations using WebGL and HTML5 technologies.


MolView is built on top of the JavaScript libraries and online services listed below. The Virtual Model Kit has been a source of inspiration for the birth of this project.

JavaScript libraries of MolView

  • Ketcher: Chemical 2D data reader/writer
  • GLmol v0.47: primary 3D render engine
  • JSmol: 3D render engine
  • ChemDoodle Web Components v6.0.1: 3D render engine and spectrum display

Databases/REST API's of MolView

  • NCI/CADD Chemical Identifier Resolver
  • RCSB Protein Data Bank (~100.000 macromolecules)
  • The PubChem Project (~51 million compounds)
  • Crystallography Open Database (~300.000 crystals)
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook (~30.000 spectra)
  • NMR Database
  • MyMemory translation API