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Two new programs have been developed for searching the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and visualizing database entries: ConQuest and Mercury. The former is a new search interface to the CSD, the latter is a high-performance crystal-structure visualizer with extensive facilities for exploring networks of intermolecular contacts. Particular emphasis has(More)
A new program, Mercury, has been used to survey 144 monoalcohol (C(m)H(n)OH) and 101 dialcohol [C(m)H(n)(OH)(2)] crystal structures. Results show that their hydrogen-bonding patterns are strongly correlated with steric effects. Primary monoalcohols have a strong preference to form infinite ...OH...OH... chains. Secondary monoalcohols form chains and rings(More)
WebCSD, a new web-based application developed by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, offers fast searching of the Cambridge Structural Database using only a standard internet browser. Search facilities include two-dimensional substructure, molecular similarity, text/numeric and reduced cell searching. Text, chemical diagrams and three-dimensional(More)
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