HyperChem 8.0.8: A Powerful Molecular Modeling Software
HyperChem is a sophisticated molecular modeling environment that is known for its quality, flexibility, and ease of use[^5^] [^6^] [^7^] [^8^]. Uniting 3D visualization and animation with quantum chemical calculations, molecular mechanics, and dynamics, HyperChem puts more molecular modeling tools at your fingertips than any other Windows program[^5^] [^6^] [^7^] [^8^].
HyperChem 8.0.8 is the latest version of the well-known desktop modeling software from Hypercube for Windows[^6^]. It includes the Chemist's Developer Kit, an advanced customization tool; HyperNMR, for a priori simulation of NMR spectra; and HyperChem Data, a chemical database program with over 10,000 molecules included[^5^]. HyperChem 8.0.8 also incorporates many new features and improvements, such as Microsoft Vista compatibility, new third-party interfaces, new batch capabilities, undo and redo capabilities for model building, geometric measurement involving points, lines, and planes, a chemical substituent operation, display of line width envelopes for IR and UV spectra, calculation of entropies and free energies, calculation of heat capacities, calculation of zero-point energies, computation of rate constants, computation of equilibrium constants, further capabilities for MP2 perturbation energies, rendering of POINT, LINE, and PLANE, integration of temperature as a system variable, separation of MM-QM capabilities from current selection, separation of fixed atoms from current selection, ability to fix atoms in quantum mechanical computations, vibrational analysis for molecular mechanics, applied electric fields for molecular mechanics, ability to explore \\\"particle-in-a box\\\" wave functions, ability to select desired energy units (kcal, kJ, or Hartree), and miscellaneous bug fixes and small improvements[^6^].
HyperChem 8.0.8 is applicable to macromolecules as well as small molecules and is scriptable[^6^]. It supports a variety of computational methods including molecular mechanics (MM+), molecular dynamics (MD), semi-empirical (AM1/PM3/MNDO) and ab-initio (HF/MP2/DFT) molecular orbital methods[^5^] [^6^] [^7^] [^8^]. HyperChem 8.0.8 also allows users to build molecules with ease by choosing an element from the periodic table and clicking and dragging with the mouse to sketch a structure[^5^] [^6^] [^7^] [^8^]. Users can also import structures from standard file formats such as Brookhaven PDB, ChemDraw CHM, MOPAC Z-matrix, MDL MOL and ISIS Sketch, and Tripos MOL2 files[^5^]. HyperChem 8.0.8 also offers various display options such as ball and stick, fused CPK spheres, sticks, ball and cylinder, or tubes; van der Waals dots; stereo and perspective viewing; ray tracing; custom labels; bond labels; protein backbones using ribbons, beta sheets, random coils etc.; and more[^5^] [^6^] [^7^] [^8^].
HyperChem 8.0.8 is a full-featured molecular modeling program that is suitable for researchers and students alike[^5^]. It is available for purchase from Hypercube Inc., a scientific software company that specializes in molecular modeling software since 1985[^5^]. Hypercube Inc. also produces two other versions of the core HyperChem product: HyperChem for MAC and HyperChem Lite[^5^]. HyperChem for MAC is a Macintosh version of HyperChem that runs on Mac OS X operating systems[^5^]. HyperChem Lite is a very affordable program tailored for students that runs on Microsoft Windows versions 95/98/ME operating systems[^5^].
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