Harness knowledge-based science

For structural chemists, the components in CSD-System provide essential search, visualisation and analysis features to deliver knowledge from the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). The functionality includes powerful 2D/3D search, extensive geometry analysis tools, intermolecular interaction analysis, high impact graphics and connectivity via the CSD Python API.

If you would like to become a user of CSD-System, simply follow this link.

CSD-System Applications

  • Find structures with WebCSD
    • Cross-platform web-based structure retrieval to support your research, education or peer review
  • Search with ConQuest
    • Answer very specific structure questions on your desktop using highly flexible 3D searching of the CSD and local in-house databases
    • Quickly identify structures based on a wide range of properties
    • Use interaction and structure-property knowledge to drive design decisions
  • Visualise and analyse in Mercury
    • Represent molecular conformations, crystal structures, crystallographic planes and simulated morphologies with high quality graphics and videos
    • 3D print your molecules and structures
  • Conformations using Mogul
    • Harness the millions of chemically classified bond lengths, angles, torsion angles, and ring conformations in the CSD to obtain precise information on preferred molecular geometries
  • Interactions with IsoStar
    • Use the wealth of structural information available in the CSD to investigate the probability and characteristics of intermolecular interactions between pairs of chemical functional groups
  • Connect with the CSD Python API (Application Programming Interface)
    • Create tailored scripts using the whole spectrum of CSD functionality to answer your targeted research questions
    • Integrate access to crystal data and CSD functions seamlessly with 3rd party software

What's new for the CSD-System in 2017?

  • The exciting new CSD Python API has been improved for usability including:
    • Seamless installation of the CSD Python API within the CSD 2017 release
    • An upgraded CSD Python API menu in Mercury with even more scripts
  • Enhancements to Mercury and ConQuest including the ability to:
    • Make use of touch-screens with Mercury for pinch, pan and zoom
    • Sketch a molecule within Mercury and convert to a 3D model
    • Perform additional crystallographic transformations in Mercury (such as inversion, switching space group settings or changing origin choice)
    • Utilise two new metal-organic framework (MOF) subsets within ConQuest

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