Copyright Robert H. Morris, Adrian Lee and Alen Hadzovic, University of Toronto, 1998, 2009, 2011

This site provides brief tours of the structures of 19 metalloproteins that are often the focus of bioinorganic chemistry university courses.

If your web browser is equipped with Java and you have made the proper security settings (see below) then you can immediately access the Guided Tours of Metalloproteins by clicking enter. If not, please install Java on your computer before continuing.


If your Windows web browser is equipped with the Chime plugin and you have used the Guided Tours of Metalloproteins before and are familiar with it, click here to access the tours. If not, then please read the information and do the tutorial here.

For Windows 10 users, please use Internet Explorer Destop App (iexplorer.exe) that supports Java, not the default web browser Edge that does not. Internet Explorer is found on the Start Menu under Windows Accessories. You also have to enable Java in the Internet Explorer browser by opening the Configure Java (Desktop App) on the Start Menu under Java. Click on the security tab and set the following: Enable Java in Browser, Security level: High, Exception Site list: Now when you start Internet Explorer the rotating 3D images should appear in the Tours.


We may be missing some citations to sources used to develop these web pages. Please let us know if there are other references to cite. For information on Jmol: an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3D see The principal architect of Chime is Tim Maffett and is currently distributed and further developed by MDL. Roger Sayle, who incorporated a number of features, which facilitate development of educational tutorials, developed RasMol.

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