Crystal Structure Databases
The CDS provides databases containing crystal structure data on
organic, organo-metallic and inorganic compounds as well as metals and
They provide information on crystal structures that have lready been
determined, and are a valuable source of model compounds for download.
These can provide a basis for modelling studies on new materials.
In some cases you can conduct substructure and geometry searches and
you can explore non-bonded interactions and measure bond angles and
Graphics tools help you visualise the structure in 3D - as a
component molecules or as full crystal packing units.
Major Components available
Main modes of Access to the data
ConQuest, etc. -
search and display for the Cambridge database
knowledge based of bonded interaction extracted from the
peak searching for powder diffraction data