Dr. John Woolcock of the Department of Chemistry delivered a presentation at the 238th American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 19, 2009.
Title: Using Crystallographic Databases in the ACA Summer Course in Small Molecule Crystallography
Abstract: The American Crystallographic Association (ACA) Summer Course is a ten-day intensive program that teaches both single-crystal and power diffraction. Participants are encouraged to bring their own samples for structure determination and during the course they have access to both the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and the Powder Diffraction File (PDF). This presentation will focus on the ways the CSD and the PDF are incorporated into the lecture and lab components of the ACA course. The previous knowledge that participants have about crystallographic databases and how they use them to support structure determination in the course will also be examined.