Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is a world wide repository of small molecule crystal structures hosted by Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center (CCDC). University of Michigan has unlimited site license to access CSD. You may access the database via either of the following two means.
1. WebCSD - the online portal to the CSD (Click here to access WebCSD)
(NOTE: as of April 2017, the only Web browsers that are fully compatible with WebCSD are Internet Explorer v.6.0 or later and Safari v.4.0 or later, due to WebCSD's reliance on Java applets for structure searching. If you prefer not to use either of these browsers, we recommend that you install CSDS on your local computer as described below. CCDC reports that they will remove the reliance on Java in WebCSD 2.0; no release date is yet available.)
2. Install Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) on your own computer.
Two Options to Download
Note: You will need the Site No. and Confirmation Code to register for the system after it is installed. Start Mercury or ConQuest or Mogul to register. Please read the release_install.pdf document after you download the software for troubleshooting problems during installation.
The availability of the CSDS for different operating systems is explained in the box below.
The difference between WebCSD and the CSDS client access is explained in the tab WebCSD and CSDS.
The Cambridge Structural Database System 2017 - Enterprise edition contains the CSD-System, CSD-Materials, CSD-Discovery. Individual components are listed below. Not all components are available for all operating systems.
Contents: ConQuest 1.19, Mercury 3.9, enCIFer 1.5.2, PreQuest, Mogul 1.7.2, IsoStar 2.2.4 client, Conformer Generator 1.1, Hermes 1.8.2, GOLD 5.5, SuperStar 2.1.4, DASH 3.3.6, Relibase, CSD Python API, and all database files
Contents: ConQuest 1.19, Mercury 3.9, enCIFer 1.5.2, Mogul 1.7.2, IsoStar 2.2.4 client, Conformer Generator 1.1, Hermes 1.8.2, GOLD 5.5, Relibase, CSD Python API, and all database files
Contents: ConQuest 1.19, Mercury 3.9, enCIFer 1.5.2, PreQuest (32-bit only), Mogul 1.7.2, IsoStar 2.2.4 client, Conformer Generator 1.1, Hermes 1.8.2, GOLD 5.5, SuperStar 2.1.4, Relibase, CSD Python API, and server software (32-bit only) for Linux, and all database files.
For downloading from M+Box Folder
Updating to Mac OS X 10.10 can cause an existing XQuartz installation to become corrupted. For OS X 10.8 and later a suitable X11 server can be downloaded from http://xquartz.macosforge.org.
Find more troubleshooting tips on the CCDC Support page.