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What is Cambridge Structural Database?
The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) contains over 900,000 small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. It is provided by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC).
It can be searched using a web interface:
Web access to Cambridge Structural Database, with access to over 900,000 organic and organometallic crystal structures.
Included in our subscription is a range of software which can be used to manipulate CSD data:
Allows more advanced searching of CSD data
Mercury provides tools for visualising 3D structures
Information on intermolecular interactions from CSD and Protein Data Bank.
Has information on preferred molecular geometries
Allows you to create your own programs to interrogate the CSD data.
A tool for virtual screening, lead optimisation and making binding mode predictions.
CSD at the University of Bath
The University of Bath has a site licence to the Cambridge Structural Database, provided by the Library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
How to access CCDC software
From the 'Start' menu choose 'CCDC' (Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre)
CCDC software can be requested from Computing Services using this form:
Download CCDC software to your computer
The University of Bath Library has purchased a site licence which allows you to download the software to your own computer.
Login to secure downloads:
Select 'available downloads' and choose CCDC.