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The CSD records results of single crystal studies and powder diffraction studies. It contains crystal structure information, chemical, and bibliographic data for about 400000 organic and metal-organic compounds.
The CSD is distributed in Canada through the University of Guelph. The CSD CD-ROMs are distributed to the sites in mid-April and mid-October each year. Access to the CSD is then available to the group covered by the relevant site-license at each university. Canadian contact is Dr. Dmitriy Soldatov, Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1. Tel: +1 519 824 4120 ext 53548.
CRYSTMET contains chemical, crystallographic and bibliographic data together with associated comments regarding experimental details for each study. Using these data, a number of associated files are derived, a major one being a parallel file of calculated powder patterns. These derived data are included within the CRYSTMET product.
The CRYSTMET database is embedded in a generalized crystallographic database software environment. This environment provides all the necessary tools for database searching, data analysis and manipulation, crystallographic visualization and associated statistical graphics. All databases within this environment are of a relational type and use the Microsoft Jet relational engine.