Cambridge Structural Database
Request activation key and license customer ID
Access to CSD software is limited to current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford. You must have the activation key and the license customer ID before you are able to download the software. Please send a request to the Science Library using your @Stanford email address. Please also include your Stanford ID number in the request.
Use WebCSD or download software
Be sure to remove the old version of CSD before installing the new version. Please note that CSD software must be deleted when users graduate or are no longer affiliated with Stanford.
- DASH - Structure solution from powder diffraction data
- Mercury Menu for CSD-Materials - Materials analysis and engineering
- Mercury Menu for CSD-Discovery - Knowledge-based geometry and interaction preferences
- CSD Python API - Use the CSD System programmatically
- GOLD - Protein-ligand docking
- SuperStar - Knowledge-based pharmacophore prediction
- CSD-CrossMiner - Pharmacophore-based searching of structural databases (search CSD and PDB simultaneously)
Established in 1965 by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the world’s repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal structures. Containing over one million entries from x-ray and neutron diffraction analyses, this unique database of accurate 3D structures has become an essential resource to scientists around the world. The June 2015 issue of CCDC's Crystalline Newsletter covers 50 Years of Sharing Crystal Structures (PDF). In addition to coverage of the published literature, CSD searches also contains data published directly through the CSD as CSD Communications that are not available anywhere else.
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