Wavefunction and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data
Centre (CCDC) announce today that Wavefunction is now responsible for distribution
of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) System (on Windows and Unix) to
academic institutions in the United States.
The CSD currently contains more than 225,000 published X-ray crystal structures
for organic and organometallic compounds. About 20,000 new structures are
added annually. New versions of the CSD are released every six months. The
CSD System includes the ConQuest search software used to interrogate all CSD
information fields (bibliographic, chemical and crystallographic), and also
includes IsoStar, a knowledge-base of intermolecular interactions. Other components
of the distributed System are planned.
Based in Irvine, California, Wavefunction was founded in 1991 with the vision
of promoting the use of molecular modeling among all chemists. To this end,
we set out on a mission to develop powerful, yet user-friendly, molecular
modeling software. We hope that our partnership with CCDC will enable the
vast body of experimental structural data contained in CSD to be used as a
starting point for molecular modeling investigations. Toward this goal, we
have incorporated a seamless interface to CSD into our Windows desktop programs,
PC Spartan Pro and Titan. These programs are now able to search the CSD at
the molecular level and import the resulting 3D structures for further analysis.
Based in Cambridge, England, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre maintains
the CSD, generates knowledge bases of structural information, and produces
applications software for database searching, data analysis, and molecular
modeling. The CSD is used in more than 800 academic and industrial organizations
in 46 countries.
Basic CSD System Access (First License) $400
License Extension (each Additional License) $100
Extend to Site License (Unlimited Licenses) $1600