C571 Chemical Information Technology Exercise 4. Crystallography and
Updated: 30 October 2003
1. Locate the "demo" version of the ICSD (Inorganic
Crystal Structure Database) at:
Download and look for several simple structures, e.g., copper sulfate,
table salt, etc.
2. Locate the PDB and look up snake toxins whose structures have been determined
by X-Ray crystallography. Save one or more of the .pdb files.
3. Download RasMol and use it to prepare figures of the snake toxins in a variety
of formats (ball-and-stick, space filling, etc.).
For sources of Rasmol, see:
4. Use the ConQuest version of the Cambridge Structural Database and do a few
of the exercises found at:
HINT: The tutorials that are found under the "Help" drop-down menu of ConQuest
correspond to the CSD exercises.
Notify Dr. Milosevich or Dr. Wiggins when you have completed this exercise, but
no later than December 2.