By Jean-Pierre Doucet, Jacques Weber
The computer-aided layout of novel molecular structures has certainly reached the level of a mature self-discipline supplying a wide variety of instruments to be had to almost any chemist. despite the fact that, there are few books coveringmost of those ideas in one quantity and utilizing a language which could typically be understood via scholars or chemists with a constrained wisdom of theoretical chemistry. the aim of this publication is strictly to check, in this type of language, either methodological elements and significant functions of computer-aided molecular layout (CAMD), with a different emphasis on drug layout and protein modeling. utilizing a variety of examples starting from molecular versions to shapes, surfaces, and volumes, Computer-Aided Molecular layout presents assurance of the position molecular pics play in CAMD. The textual content additionally treats the very idea of the constitution of molecular structures via featuring either many of the experimental thoughts giving entry to it and the commonest version developers according to strength fields. Separate chapters are dedicated to different very important issues in CAMD, reminiscent of Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations; commonest quantum chemical tools; derivation and visualization of molecular houses; and molecular similarity. eventually, ideas utilized in protein modeling and drug layout, similar to receptor mapping and the pharmacophore technique, are awarded and illustrated by way of a number of examples. The publication is addressed to scholars and researchers who desire to input this new fascinating box of molecular sciences, but additionally practitioners in CAMD as a accomplished resource of clean details of their box. Key beneficial properties* offers a accomplished creation to computer-aided molecular layout* Describes purposes of CAMD by utilizing a number of examples* Emphasizes concepts utilized in protein modeling and drug layout* comprises separate chapters dedicated to different vital themes in CAMD, such as:* Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations* universal quantum chemical equipment* Derivation and visualization of molecular houses* Molecular similarity
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