CyberMol - A Molecular Graphics Program System on the World Wide Web Using the Common Gateway Interface

Hiroshi YOSHIDA* and Hiroatsu MATSUURA

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Hiroshima University,
Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739, Japan

(Received : January 6, 1997 ; Accepted for publication : February 26, 1997)

CyberMol, an interactive molecular graphics program system on the World Wide Web (WWW) using the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is presented. The molecular coordinates which are inputted from the WWW browser can be transferred to the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) format file and viewed as a molecular model by using a VRML viewer on the WWW. The vibrational modes calculated by the ab initio molecular orbital program GAUSSIAN 94 can be visualized. The organic molecular structure database and the search engine for displaying molecular models by using the VRML viewer are also provided.

Keywords: Molecular graphics, World Wide Web, Common Gateway Interface, Virtual Reality Modeling Language

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