The program KPLOT is used to draw and analyse crystal structures. The approach of the program to
drawing structures is similar that of the program ORTEP. Meanwhile most tasks available with ORTEP
have been integrated. Version 9 has the new feature that two structures can be handled simultaneously.
The pictures created with the program can be treated as simplified “ball and stick” models. The balls are
drawn in projection as circles while the sticks which are supposed to symbolize bonds or indicate coordinations
of atoms are represented as simple lines or double lines (tubes).
Dr. Rudolf Hundt (1)
1) Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Gerhard-Domagk-Str. 1 D-53121 Bonn, Germany
2) Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
3) Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences,University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia