• How to search the CSD for complexes with common organometallic ligands

    Organometallic chemistry is a broad research area and searching for relevant structures in a database like the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) can be a challenge. Here we show tips for searching for common types of organometallic complexes in the CSD.

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  • Learn with our Teaching Subset

    Chemistry is a fundamental science, necessary to understand ourselves, to understand our environment, and to be able to influence our environment. Chemistry is the interface between us and the rest of the world. The understanding chemistry gives us comes from understanding chemical structures and how these molecules interact with each other.

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  • March 2020 Data Release

    We are delighted to announce that the first data update of 2020 is now available to users. In the March 2020 data update there are 23,006 new entries and 22,089 new unique structures. This brings the total of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) to 1,057,180 entries and 1,038,250 unique structures.

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  • The IYPT in Crystals Project: What is it? YOU can be a part of it!

    The Periodic Table is a display of the chemical elements that scientists have identified.  The layout of the elements helps people learn and understand the physical and chemical properties of the elements and the relationships between them.  In 1869 Russian Chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published the first recognizable periodic table.  To celebrate this amazing feat, the year 2019 was proclaimed the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) by the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 

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  • CSD Heroes: Brian W. Skelton

    In the year that the CSD hit one million structures we wanted to highlight and thank some of the most prolific contributors to the database. The 10th and final person in this series is Brian W. Skelton.  Brian is currently 1st in our annual CSD author statistics and so we wanted to thank him for his contributions by doing what we do best – searching the CSD!

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  • CSD Heroes: A.H. White

    In the year that the CSD hit one million structures we wanted to highlight and thank some of the most prolific contributors to the database. The 9th person in this series is Allan H. White who is currently 2nd in our annual CSD author statistics!

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  • CSD Heroes: Arnold L. Rheingold

    In the year that the CSD hit one million structures, we wanted to highlight and thank some of the most prolific contributors to the database. Our 8th CSD Hero in this series is Arnold L. Rheingold who currently sits 3rd in our annual CSD author statistics!

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  • CSD Heroes: Peter G. Jones

    In the year that the CSD hit one million structures, we have been highlighting some of the most prolific contributors to the database. The 7th person in our CSD Heroes series is P.G.Jones.  Peter is currently 4th in our annual CSD author statistics!  We we wanted to thank him for his contributions by doing what we do best – searching the CSD! 

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  • CSD Heroes: Mike Hursthouse

    Our 6th CSD Hero is Mike Hursthouse who is currently fifth in our annual CSD author statistics!

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  • CSD Heroes: Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin

    In the year that the CSD hit one million structures we are highlighting some of the most prolific contributors to the database. Our 5th CSD Hero in this series is Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin who is currently 6th in our annual CSD author statistics. We wanted to thank Slawin for her contribution by doing what we do best – searching the CSD! 

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