To provide the readers of the textbook with as interactive an experience as possible, we agreed to add the structures referenced in the book to our freely available teaching subset and to generate a new webpage specifically for this set. This means that every one of the structures mentioned in the book will be accessible for free on the web using WebCSD
and also through the free version of Mercury
. The dedicated web page for this collection of 86 CSD entries accompanying Crystal Engineering: A Textbook is shown here
We’re really hoping that this exciting partnership will help to engage young scientists with the subject of Crystal Engineering – the field is really now becoming established and the challenge is to spread knowledge of it more widely amongst research chemists. After the massive growth in the field over the last 20 years or so, the CCDC is looking forward to the next 20 years when Crystal Engineering will hopefully be providing tailored crystalline products across many branches of chemistry!