What is a CSD refcode? What is a CSD deposition number? What’s the difference between a CIF and a GCD file? Here we present a quick glossary of key terms to help your work with the Cambridge Structural Database, or CSD.
This collection of over 1.2 million small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures, curated for use in cheminformatics and computational chemistry work, is the result of the global scientific community’s contributions since 1965. The data are used by scientists around the world, in commercial and academic research.