This review will focus on the current level on chemistry research, education, and visualization possible within the multi-user virtual environment of Second Life. We discuss how Second Life has been used as a platform for the interactive and collaborative visualization of data from molecules and proteins to spectra and experimental data. We then review how these visualizations can be scripted for immersive educational activities and real-life collaborative research. We also discuss the benefits of the social networking affordances of Second Life for both chemists and chemistry students.
Andrew Lang and Jean-Claude Bradley. "Chemistry in Second Life" Chemistry Central Journal Vol. 3 Iss. 14 (2009) Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew-sid-lang/13/