This is the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) System software distribution site for UC Irvine. Questions regarding access to CSD software should be directed to Mitchell Brown (email@example.com, 949-824-9732).
CAUTION: The complete packages are several gigabytes in size. Due to the large file sizes, access to the CSD software downloads are restricted for wireless and VPN access. Please download the files from an Ethernet-connected campus computer. You will need the site and confirmation codes to register the product after it is installed and for the quarterly updates issued by Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre.
Current Version: 2020
Note: The subscription/license to this product does not permit access from off-campus, even with VPN support, and wireless access is prohibited due to the size of the data files involved.WindowsMac OS XLinux/Unix
- Windows zip file (right-click to download)
Contents: CSD v5.38, CSD Python API 1.3 (not supported on Windows XP), Conformer Generator 1.1, ConQuest 1.19, DASH 3.3.6, enCIFer 1.5.2, Hermes 1.8.2, GOLD 5.5, IsoStar 2.2.4 (Server is Linux 32-bit only), Mercury 3.9, Mogul 1.7.2, PreQuest, SuperStar 2.1.4.
- Mac OS X dmg file (right-click to download)
Contents: CSD v5.38, CSD Python API 1.3, Conformer Generator 1.1, ConQuest 1.19, enCIFer 1.5.2, Hermes 1.8.2, GOLD 5.5, IsoStar 2.2.4 (Server is Linux 32-bit only), Mercury 3.9, Mogul 1.7.2.
- Linux tar file (64-bit) (right-click to download)
Contents: CSD v5.38, CSD Python API 1.3, Conformer Generator 1.1, enCIFer 1.5.2, Hermes 1.8.2, GOLD 5.5, IsoStar 2.2.4 (Server is Linux 32-bit only), Mercury 3.9, Mogul 1.7.2, PreQuest (Linux 32-bit only), SuperStar 2.1.4).
Please read before downloading and using the Cambridge Structural Database
4.4 The CSD (Cambridge Structural Database) and CSD System (including downloaded data, manuals, results, and printed products) shall be used exclusively for the purpose of scientific teaching and research, which may include research such as, for example into drug development or drug modifications capable of commercial exploitation. The results of such research may be published through the normal academic channels, subject to the inclusion of a proper acknowledgement to the CCDC (Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre) (see Part IV of the Schedule to this Agreement).
Part IV Acknowledgements
The following references should be quoted in all publications based on this License of Access:
The CSD System: The Cambridge Structural Database: A quarter of a million crystal structures and rising F.H. Allen, Acta Cryst. (2002), B58, 380-388
ConQuest: New software for searching the Cambridge Structural Database and visualizing crystal structures I.J. Bruno, J.C. Cole, P.R. Edgington, M. Kessler, C.F. Macrae, P McCabe, J. Pearson, R. Taylor, Acta Cryst. (2002), B58, 389-397
Mercury: Mercury: visualization and analysis of crystal structures C.F. Macrae, P.R. Edgington, P McCabe, E. Pidcock, G.P. Shields, R. Taylor, M. Towler, J. van de Streek, J. Appl. Cryst. (2006), 39-3, 453-457
IsoStar: A library of information about nonbonded interactions I.J. Bruno, J. Cole, J. P. M. Lommerse, R.S. Rowland, R. Taylor, M. Verdonk, Journal of Computer Aided Molecular Design (1997), 11-6, 525-537
Mogul: Retrieval of crystallographically derived molecular geometry information I.J. Bruno, et al Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences (2005), 44-6, 2133-2144
SuperStar: A knowledge-based approach for identifying interaction sites in proteins M.L. Verdonk, J.C. Cole, R. Taylor, Journal of Molecular Biology (1999), 289, 1093-1108
- User manuals (online documentation)
- Cambridge Structural Database Home Page
- Cambridge Structural Database System Components
- CSD Quarterly Updates
- CSD Python API Forum
If you require assistance with this resource, please contact a UCI Libraries Reference Desk:
- Langson Library - (949) 824-4976
- Science Library - (949) 824-4976
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