The CCDC team were deeply saddened to hear that Jack Dunitz has passed away at the age of 98. Here we reflect on Jack’s life and work with memories from colleagues and friends.
We are pleased to announce the September 2021 data update of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is now available! This data update brings you 16,688 new organic and metal-organic experimentally determined structures (17,283 new entries) and increases the total size of the CSD to over 1,129,000 structures (1,152,000 entries).
In our 2020.1 CSD Release, we launched the Aromatics Analyser – our first feature in Mercury based on a Neural Network that leverages deep learning. The tool allows you to quantitatively assess aromatic ring interactions and their likely contribution to the stability of a crystal structure. In this blog, let’s explore why it’s so important to understand aromatic interactions using ibuprofen and benzoic acids as examples.