Wavefunction and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Join Forces

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.

CSD Pricing:
• Basic CSD System Access (First License) $400
• License Extension (each Additional License) $100
• Extend to Site License (Unlimited Licenses) $1600

For additional information see
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
or e-mail us at CSD@wavefun.com