Web CSD - enough for many users.
Client CSD - need more advanced features? Click the link to install the client from IS&T site.
You need CSD MIT specific site number and confirmation code to complete the installation.
The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a repository of small molecule crystal structures.The CSD System also comprises software for database access, structure visualisation and data analysis, and structural knowledge bases derived from the CSD.
Web CSD Web version (enough for most users)
The Cambridge Structural Database client version includes software for:
- ConQuest - search and information retrieval
- Vista - numerical analysis
- Mercury - structure visualisation
- PreQuest - create an in-house database
- IsoStar - Intermolecular Interactions
- Mogul - Molecular geometry
- SuperStar - Protein-Ligand Interactions predictions (Windows and Linux versions)
- DASH - Structure Solution from Powder Diffration Data (Available only on Window)
NOTE: CSD does not store:
- Polypeptides and polysaccharides having more than 24 units. These are recorded in the Protein Data Bank http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/
- Oligonucleotides are stored in the Nucleic Acids Data Bank http://ndbserver.rutgers.edu/
- Inorganic structures, which are stored in the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database http://libraries.mit.edu/get/icsd
- Metals and Alloys, which are stored in CRYSTMET® http://www.tothcanada.com/ (no subscription at MIT)
Contact the Chemistry Librarian with any questions.