This page provides a collection of links that have to do with my work in chemistry - particularly nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction, but also, as homage, some general purpose software that I found useful and frequently is available at no, or little, cost.
|MikTex||a LaTex distribution for Windows|
|TeXnicCenter||an integrated development environment for developing LaTeX-documents under Microsoft Windows|
|PDF-XChange Viewer||a free PDF viewer more reliable and powerful than the free Acrobat Reader|
|Inkscape||free Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.|
|IrfanView||a very fast, small, compact and innovative free graphics viewer for Windows|
|PhotoFiltre||a free image retouching program|
|TotalCommander||a file manager and much, much more|
|NotePad++||free source code editor and powerful Notepad replacement|
|PDFCreator||one of the best known programs to create PDF files from any application|
|SpinWorks||Kirk Marat's software for the simulation of high-resolution NMR spectra, includes a special implementation of Alex Bain's MEXICO for the simulation of dynamic NMR spectra. Provides full processing features.|
|DMFIT||Dominique Massiot's software for the simulation of solid-state NMR spectra|
|Platon||A versatile crystallographic tool implementing a large variety of standard
geometrical calculations (i.e. bonds, angles, torsions, etc.), tests (i.e. for missing
symmetry, voids in the lattice etc.), utilities (cell transformation, SHELXL input etc.),
graphics (e.g automatic labelled 'ORTEP-lookalike plots and the molecular graphics
program PLUTON) and several filters (e.g. the DIFABS, SQUEEZE).
Produces marvellous pictures in combination with POV-Ray
|Mercury||"Crystal Structure Visualisation and Exploration Made Easy",
supported on Windows, Linux Intel, Solaris and SG IRIX operating systems, Mercury offers comprehensive facilities for visualising crystal structures in three dimensions.
A pleasing software produced by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
|Jmol||Jmol has a number of extremely useful features for chemical dynamics:
-can be used to animate the results of simulations that are in the multi-frame XYZ format.
-can be used to measure inter-atomic distances, bond angles, and dihedral angles from atomic coordinates as a simulation progresses.
-can animate the computed normal modes from any of the ab initio quantum chemistry packages mentioned above.
-can display vectors (velocity, dipole, etc.), charges, atomic symbols, or atomic indexes during animation.
-can export relatively high quality images of molecules in a very efficient manner.
There is also a Java aplet for integration with web browsers.