Cambridge Structural Database 2016 Available

Posted On: January 29, 2016

The Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) 2016 is now available to download from the UC distribution site. This year Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC ) launched CSD-Enterprise, giving academic institutions the full suite of CSD products–including some that were only available to commercial organizations.

CSDS 2016 is available for Windows, OSX, and Linux (32 and 64-bit), and includes:

The Cambridge Structural Database, Version 5.37   —–   ConQuest 1.18   —–  Mercury 3.7 – now with 3D printing capability   —–   Mogul 1.8   —–   Hermes 1.8   —–   GOLD 5.4   —–   Conformer Generator 1.0   —–   DASH 3.3.5 (Windows only)   —–   PreQuest (Windows and Linux 32-bit only)   —–   IsoStar 2.2.3 (Server is Linux 32-bit only)   —–   SuperStar 2.1.3 (Windows and Linux only)

Optional: CSD Python API

More information:

  • It’s recommended that you uninstall CSDS 2015 before installing 2016.
  • Registration is required the first time you run CSDS. You’ll need the UC San Diego campus site and registration codes, posted on the UC site.
    • Use of CSDS is restricted to UC San Diego faculty, students, and staff only.
  • If you don’t want to install and run CSDS on your computer, you can still access Cambridge Structural Database online via WebCSD (also restricted to UC San Diego affiliates).
  • Documentation for all of the CSDS programs is available on the CCDC website, including:

Please contact Teri Vogel if you have any questions about Cambridge Structural Database in either format.

The Cambridge Structural Database provides bibliographic, chemical and crystallographic information for small-molecule organic and organometallic compounds whose 3D structures have been determined by x-ray or neutron diffraction (800,000 crystal structures, with 50,000 added/year). “Each crystal structure undergoes extensive validation and cross-checking by expert chemists and crystallographers to ensure that the CSD is maintained to the highest possible standards. Also, each database entry is enriched with bibliographic, chemical and physical property information, adding further value to the raw structural data. These editorial processes are vital for enabling scientists to interpret structures in a chemically meaningful way.”

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