3D Molecular Model Builder

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The 3D Molecular Model Builder display both structures and parts needed to build them in Molymod & Orbit style models. Both are mapped to over 50 million compounds (not all tested) in the NIH or NCI databases. Structures such as proteins & complex drugs may not work.

Our 3D Model Builder is generally accurate but not perfect. If mission critical, check other sources.

  • Syntax and proper naming is important. "Glucose" and "beta-glucose" build the same ring structure ("beta glucose" will generate an error) ; alpha-glucose another cyclic isomer, while aldohexose names e.g. D-Glucose display linear versions.
  • Enter up to 10 compounds, 1 per line. Correct syntax is important; the Model Builder will ignore any with typos.
  • Pressing “Build & Show Purchase Options” will return Purchase Option 0 which is just the parts needed for the compound. Purchase Option 1 is a student set & may include any needed extra parts.
  • More complex molecules create more Purchase Options which may vary greatly in price. Choose the best one for your needs. Contact us if you are unsure.
  • For recently discovered or other compounds that may not be in the NIH database, try changing to NCI database - but note some formatting could be lost in your molecule list and you may need to re-enter.
  • The Model Builder does not log the molecules or quantities; you may want to enter this in the "Comments" section on the order checkout page.
  • All Purchase Options only list unit prices. Discounts appear after you “Add Option to Cart”. The cart does not “know” the compounds you chose. If you want multiples, print a screen cap first & annotate. Then do the necessary math & repeat.


To rotate the 3D model, mouse over the image while pressing the left button. Resize using your mouse's thumbwheel.
Note: Only the first compound will be displayed as an image.
 I want to build one compound at a time
 I want to build all compounds at the same time

Scroll down to see purchase options