Crystallographic Information Framework
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The crystallographic information file (CIF): a new standard archive file for crystallography
Hall, S. R. and Allen, F. H. and Brown, I. D.
Acta Crystallographica Section A 1991
Specification of the Crystallographic Information File format, version 2.0
Bernstein HJ, BollingerJC, Brown ID, Gražulis S, Hester JR, McMahon B, Spadaccini N, Westbrookh JD and Westripi SP
Journal of Applied Crystallography 2016
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Established in 1965, the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is the a repository for small-molecule organic and metal-organic crystal 3D structures. Database records are automatically checked and manually curated by one of our expert in-house scientific editors. Every structure is enriched with chemical representations, as well as bibliographic, chemical and physical property information, adding further value to the raw structural data.
ChemSpider is a freely available collection of compound data from across the web, which aggregates chemical structures and their associated information into a single searchable repository entry. These entries are supplemented with additional properties, related information and links back to original data sources.