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Kinetiscope, interactive method for the accurate simulation of chemical reactions.


Kinetiscope is a scientific software tool that provides the bench scientist with an easy-to-use, rapid, interactive method for the accurate simulation of chemical reactions.


The program package is completely self-contained, and requires no programming or extensive user training. This lets you become immediately productive,

Kinetiscope comes with a User's Manual, a set of tutorials and an extensive library of example simulations that show you the kinds of systems that can be studied with it and that illustrate techniques for handling various types of physical situations. The library includes simulations of gas phase, solution phase and solid state reactions such as co- and terpolymerization ... radical chain-initiated polymerization (including a sample spreadsheet for extracting molecular weight distributions) ... kinetic resolution of enantiomeric mixtures ... chemistry in supercritical media ... pH-dependent model enzyme kinetics ... thermogravimetric analysis ... temperature programmed desorption ... smog chemistry ... silane chemistry in a chemical vapor deposition reactor ... model batch and flow catalytic reactors ... curing of polymers with significant volume shrinkage ... synthetic protocols for preparation of a photosensitizer ... chemical oscillators ... electrochemical reactions studied by cyclic voltammetry ... photochemical reactions from a pulse light source ... pharmacokinetics of drug dosing ... and imaging chemistry in photoresist materials.

Kinetiscope is a 64-bit application and requires Mac OS X 10.6 or above.

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  • D. T. Gillespie, Journal of Computational Physics 22, 403 (1976).
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