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Crystallography Resources @ Caltech: General Chemistry Databases

A guide to resources available at Caltech - these are discussed in the Crystallography Resources Library Instruction class. This resource list was originally compiled by Dana Roth.


SpringerMaterials is the successor to the Landolt-Börnstein database, and has additional collections such as the Linus Pauling Files among others. The L-B database alone has over 200,000 entries for crystallographic data. It is recommended to search by formula or structure, and then narrow by the property of interest.


Following a chemical substance search, click on the CAS number to bring up a listing of both calculated and experimental physical and chemical properties. Crystal structure data, if available, is listed under 'Structure-related Properties'. If no specific values are given, references to the literature are usually provided.