The FAIR Data Principles stand for findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability of data for both humans and machines. Here we highlight a few ways CCDC supports the FAIR Data Principles.
We’re pleased to present a new structural analysis tool in our latest release: Hydrogen Bond Statistics. Used in combination with the other solid form risk assessment tools in CSD-Materials, this allows you to understand how different characteristics influence stability in your solid-state material. Here we explain how Hydrogen Bond Statistics works.
Our software CSD-CrossMiner matches molecules to targets through pharmacophore-based data mining. Here we explain how it’s improved in our 2021.2 CSD release.
Here we highlight a paper by researchers at the University of Liverpool and Università di Siena who used the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) to identify a set of promising compounds for use in semiconductors and a new tool for discovering materials with electronic properties. This is part of our series highlighting examples of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) tools in action by scientists around the world.
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.