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Cambridge Structural Database 2013 Available

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Changes in the CSD System in 2013

The 2013 release of the CSD System will include a total of 624,927 entries, 47,094 more than in the 2012 release. In addition to this we have made great improvements within Mercury including:

  • Mercury visualiser enhancements: Finer-grained resolution; ability to move position of any labels with the mouse directly in the visualiser; improved anti-aliasing; improved depth-scaling; faster rendering and snappier refresh rate for large structures.
  • Mercury image output enhancements: User control over image resolution; consistent scaling of labels, lines and other objects in the view upon image resizing; ability to edit unit cell axis labels; addition of output format with editable labels; transparent background in selected file formats and image output preferences stored between Mercury sessions.
  • Solid Form Module: Hydrogen-bond propensity prediction: target specification now possible from sketcher within Mercury; addition of consistent naming of all output files according to prediction target label; faster processing steps between defining target and making predictions; faster generation of H-bond landscape chart; the ability to output transformation matrices used when displaying query and match in Packing Similarity.

Other smaller, but still highly useful, features added in response to user feedback include:

  • IsoStar improvements: Maximum number of hits allowed in a scatterplot increased to 10000 for all entries; several new novel heterocyclic central groups included for this release.
  • Mercury: Specification of short contact and H-bond distance cut-offs to two decimal places.


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