Cambridge Structural Database

Search Software

The Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the the largest searchable database of experimentally determined crystal structures and is maintained by the the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center (CCDC).
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This software is available for use when connected to the UMN network.
To run this software interactively in a Linux environment run the command:
module load cambridge

The complete CSD system includes the database as well as the following graphical search, retrieval and data visualization software:

Program Description Executable
ConQuest 1, 2 and 3D searching of the CSD cq
VISTA Statistical analysis and graphical display vista
PreQuest Creating Quest searchable databases, in-house prequest
Mercury Structure visualization mercury
Mogul A Knowledge Base of Molecular Geometry mogul
IsoStar A Knowledge Base of Intermolecular Interactions run_isostar
Hermes 3-D visualizer and frontend for SuperStar hermes
SuperStar Knowledge-based analysis of intermolecular interactions superstar
To use CSD on a Windows server, use Remote Desktop to log on to the Windows application server:
Start --> All Programs --> CCDC

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