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 2018?

  • This year we have introduced a new suite of features in Mercury to help you visualise, understand and modify the symmetry of crystal structures including the ability to:
    • View along unit cell or Miller directions
    • Link directly to International Tables Volume A (Space-group symmetry) online
    • Reduce symmetry from the current space group to any valid subgroup
  • During 2017, we have also introduced a new version of WebCSD (v2) which is:
    • Fully cross-platform – for desktop, tablet and mobile
    • Current – with up-to-the-minute data updates
    • Searchable – by 2D structure, unit cell and text/numeric fields
  • Further enhancements to the CSD-System software include:
    • Improved searching in ConQuest, including more effective reduced cell search
    • Improved handling of bridged rings in Mogul
    • A new contact group in IsoStar – organic iodine

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