gOpenMol is a molecular visualization program written by Leif Laaksonen and available from him at www.csc.fi/gopenmol/ . Versions are available for Windows, Linux, and some Unix platforms.
This tutorial was written by Scott Anderson and applies to both the Win 95/98/NT..., Linux, and UNIX versions of gOpenMol. The tutorial is not intended to be a manual, but rather a simple walk-through showing how to accomplish some of the more common types of visualization. The examples are all from Gaussian 98, however, gOpenMol can be used with a very large variety of quantum chemistry/molecular mechanics programs. The tutorial covers:1. Installing and running gOpenMol on Windows and some Linux hints
The first example image shows the shape of the total electron density for a molecule thought to be an intermediate in decomposition of methyl cubane. The second image shows a vibration of the phenol cation - ammonia complex that is found experimentally to substantially enhance the cross section for H atom exchange in reaction of state-selected PhOH cation with ammonia.
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Download Tutorial.zip The zip file contains sample files used in the tutorial, however, you can just as easily substitute your own files.