• Crystal Structure Prediction - New Methods for an Old Challenge

    ​The prospect of understanding and designing the solid forms of organic molecules completely in silico is a tantalising one. For over 25 years, crystallographers and computational chemists have faced the challenge of trying to predict organic crystal structures.

    While crystal-structure prediction (CSP) has a long way to go before it can be used routinely and reliably, it is already beginning to play an important role in understanding the organic solid-form landscape, as seen in some recent industrial examples from GSK (doi: 10.1021/cg400090r), Eli Lilly (doi: 10.1021/cg301826s) and Pfizer (doi: 10.1021/op300274s), among others.

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