Avogadro (software)

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A black sans-serif capital letter A being orbited by two orange stylized electrons with orange trails.
Avogadro logo
Initial releaseFebruary 29, 2008; 11 years ago (2008-02-29)
Stable release
Avogadro 1.2 / June 15, 2016; 3 years ago (2016-06-15)[1]
Preview release
Avogadro 2 1.90.0 / December 2, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-12-02)[2]
Written inC++ (Qt)
Operating systemLinux, macOS, Unix, Windows
PlatformIA-32, x86-64
Size16.8 MB
Available in7 languages
List of languages
Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish
TypeMolecule editor
LicensePublic domain, GPL v2

Avogadro is a molecule editor and visualizer designed for cross-platform use in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas.[3][4][5][6] It is extensible via a plugin architecture.[7]


Space-filling model of loratadine created using Avogadro.

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  1. ^ "Avogadro 1.2 Released". June 15, 2016. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Hanwell, Marcus D. (December 2, 2016). "Avogadro 1.90.0 Released". Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Hanwell, Marcus D; Curtis, Donald E; Lonie, David C; Vandermeersch, Tim; Zurek, Eva; Hutchison, Geoffrey R (2012). "Avogadro: An advanced semantic chemical editor, visualization, and analysis platform". J. Cheminform. 4 (1): 17. doi:10.1186/1758-2946-4-17. PMC 3542060. PMID 22889332.
  4. ^ Ral Mera-Adasme; Fernando Mendizbal; Claudio Olea-Azar; Sebastin Miranda-Rojas; Patricio Fuentealba (2011). "A Computationally Efficient and Reliable Bond Order Measure". J. Phys. Chem. A. 115 (17): 4397–4405. doi:10.1021/jp107498h. PMID 21469689.
  5. ^ Michael Salciccioli; Weiting Yu; Mark A. Barteau; Jingguang G. Chen; Dionisios G. Vlachos (2011). "Differentiation of O–H and C–H Bond Scission Mechanisms of Ethylene Glycol on Pt and Ni/Pt Using Theory and Isotopic Labeling Experiments". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (20): 7996–8004. doi:10.1021/ja201801t. PMID 21526776.
  6. ^ Open Babel documentation Author: Geoffrey R Hutchison; Noel M O'Boyle; Blue Obelisk (organization)
  7. ^ Avogadro website

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