A review of FieldView

I’ve just published a review of FieldView a molecular viewer/editor from Cresset that is designed to show molecules with their associated Field patterns and physicochemical properties. Many molecular visualization/modelling tools seem to assume the charge associated with an atom sits as a point at the center of the nucleus, whilst this makes the computation easy it does not really reflect what the electrostatic surface really “looks like”. Cresset have pioneered the use of field point descriptors to give a more accurate description of the charge around an atom and to enable better comparisons and visualization. This has been shown to be particularly important when trying to understand some molecular interactions such as Aryl-Aryl interactions or creating bioisosteric replacements. FieldView provides a richer more informative view of how molecules are likely to behave in biological systems