Don’t Miss Your Chance To Access the CCDC!

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is a leading provider of structural databases and software for pharmaceutical discovery, materials development, research and education.

The CCDC compiles and distributes the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), the world’s repository of experimentally determined organic and metal-organic crystal structures, and related applications software including GOLD and Relibase+.


(Exported images from Mercury showing some of the latest visualization enhancements  The images show the structure DL-alanine (DLALNI01) with glide planes shown in pink and the [200] crystal slice shown in the RHS picture.)

 Why is this important to the students at UAH? Because, now for a limited time (until the 2015 calendar runs out) YOU can gain full access to the CCDC!

Through the CCDC, UAH students can Deposit Structures – Upload your data to the CCDC for inclusion in the Cambridge Structural Database, Get Structures – view and retrieve structures in the Cambridge Structural Database, Browse Structures – view a subset of structures from the Cambridge Structural Database, assembled for use in teaching, and Search Structures – search for structures in the Cambridge Structural Database using our advanced search functionality.


If you are interested in learning more about the CCDC or installing it for full access you can contact Michael Manasco at or (256) 560-1564. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity today!

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