The mol file extension is related to the MDL Molfile molecule file format.

There is one other file type using
the MOL file extension!

mol file icon.mol - Easy Palette object library

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Software that works with mol file extension

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MOL file extension - MDL Molfile molecule file

What is mol file? How to open mol files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The mol file extension is associated with the Molfile molecule file format compatible with various chemical modeling tools, like HyperChem chemical modeler, Sybyl etc.

The mol file contains model of molecules.

MIME: chemical/x-mdl-molfile

The default software associated to mol file type:

HyperChem picture or screenshot

HyperChem  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Hypercube, Inc.

HyperChem is a sophisticated molecular modeling environment that is known for its quality, flexibility, and ease of use. Uniting 3D visualization and animation with quantum chemical calculations, molecular mechanics, and dynamics, HyperChem puts more molecular modeling tools at your fingertips than any other Windows program.

Sybyl picture or screenshot

Sybyl  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Tripos, L.P.

Sybyl is a molecular modeling program. It can be used to molecule modeling and simulation, macromolecular modeling and simulation, cheminformatics etc.

Help how to open MOL files:

Use HyperChem to open *.mol molecule files.

How to convert file with extension MOL:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of software applications associated to the .mol file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open mol file, edit mol file, convert mol file, view mol file, play mol file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the mol files.

  • Open mol file
  • Import mol file
  • Others mol file

Software that open mol file - MDL Molfile molecule file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open mol file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with mol file by default:

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