Crystallography Open Database

Open-access collection of crystal structures of organic, inorganic, metal-organic compounds and minerals, excluding biopolymers.

Including data and software from CrystalEye, developed by Nick Day at the department of Chemistry, the University of Cambridge under supervision of Peter Murray-Rust.

All data on this site have been placed in the public domain by the contributors.


2024-05-17 Malvern Panalytical publishes a new release of their free, COD-derived search-match database. The new COD database file is meant to be used with all versions 4.x and 5.x of the PANalytical HighScore (Plus) software packages. It can be downloaded as one (7.1 GB) database file in .HSRDB format from the archive and is ready for use. Read more

Currently there are 514201 entry in the COD.
Latest deposited structure: 7248747 on 2024-05-30 at 01:04:57 UTC

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Advisory Board

  • Daniel Chateigner,
  • Xiaolong Chen,
  • Marco Ciriotti,
  • Robert T. Downs,
  • Saulius Gra┼żulis,
  • Werner Kaminsky,
  • Armel Le Bail,
  • Luca Lutterotti,
  • Yoshitaka Matsushita,
  • Andrius Merkys,
  • Peter Moeck,
  • Peter Murray-Rust,
  • Miguel Quirós Olozábal,
  • Thomas Sander,
  • Antanas Vaitkus,
  • Alexandre F.T. Yokochi

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