Cambridge Structural Database (CSD)

Joseph Mitchell, Jennifer H. Robertson, Paul R. Raithby

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The Cambridge Crystallographic Database (CSD) is introduced highlighting its importance in the area of structural chemistry and its place within the development of cheminformatics. The history of the development of the CSD is briefly described and its content is compared with that of other structural databases. The user interface and the software supporting the CSD is described. The contribution that the CSD has made to coordination chemistry through the provision of accurate and comprehensive crystal data is highlighted and the chapter is completed by a description of where the CSD underpins key and developing research areas in chemistry and materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Coordination Chemistry III
Place of PublicationFrance
PublisherElsevier Masson
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780081026885
ISBN (Print)9780081026892
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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