Solve Difficult Problems, Get Better Results
PDF-4/Organics database is a highly targeted collection, with special focus on materials used in commercial and regulatory fields. It is designed to solve difficult problems that are analyzed by powder diffraction analysis for a multitude of applications in the pharmaceutical, regulatory, specialty chemical, biomaterial, and forensic fields.
The PDF-4/Organics provides the best of both worlds by including single crystal and powder diffraction data together in a single, edited, and standardized database. We not only extract from the public literature like other databases, we add unique content by extracting patent data, combining single crystal and powder references, adding common inorganics and polymers, and continuously adding targeted materials through grants and research proposals.
New for 2018: PDF-4/Organics is now eligible for a combo site license with PDF-4+.
Pharmaceuticals and Narcotics
ICDD continues to fund research for reference data of top sales volume pharmaceuticals. This enhances the database libraries for active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients, and includes crystalline, nanocrystalline, and amorphous references. For 2018, we added three new subclasses to the bioactive subfile: Depressants, Stimulants, and Pesticides & Antimicrobials. PDF-4/Organics has the largest compilation of pharmaceuticals, narcotics, and psychotropic substances based on combining ICDD powder and grant data with single crystal data from the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD).
- Subfile – select filters related to assigned subfiles/subclass.
- Environment – select filters related to the environment (especially temperature and pressure).
- Atomic Coordinates – filters based on entries that contain atomic coordinates or a cross-reference to an entry with atomic coordinates.
- Raw Diffraction Data (PD3) – filters based on entries with high quality raw experimental data that can consist of nano-crystalline materials, semi-crystalline materials, or amorphous materials.
- Status – select filters based on the status of the pattern, which can be Primary, Active, or Deleted.
- Quality Mark (QM) – select filters related to the quality evaluation assigned to the data.
- Database – search the entire database or select the data entry source (i.e., ICDD (00) – ICDD’s experimental patterns).
A Powder Diffraction FileTM (PDF) Card displays all of the scientific and bibliographic data available for a particular PDF entry and is organized into the following categories:
Temperature Series, Toolbox, Property Sheet, 2D Structure, View 3D Structure, Bond Distances/Angles, Simulated Electron Spot Pattern, Electron Backscattering Pattern, Ring Pattern, Simulated Diffraction Profile, Raw Diffraction Data (PD3)*.
- Equipment factors
- Historic stick pattern and simulated pattern
- Tabular view of reported data: PDF, Experimental, Physical, Crystal, Optical, Structure, Classifications, Cross-references, References, Comments
*Note: The availability of each feature varies by PDF entry.
Combines crystalline, semi-crystalline, and amorphous solid state materials
Combines powder and single crystal data
World’s largest collection of diffraction data for pharmaceuticals, excipients, and polymers
SIeve+ included as an added value
Enhanced identification for crystalline, nano, and amorphous materials
Number of entries – 526,126
New entries – 10,072
Calculated Digital Patterns – 526,126
Reference Intensity Ratio (I/Ic ) – 493,521
Atomic Coordinates – 106,369
Experimental Digital Patterns – 6,639
71 types of Search Selections
104 types of Display Fields
Our collaborative partners include:
ICDD Powders (00) – International Centre for Diffraction Data Newtown Square, PA, USA
ICSD (01) –Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe (FIZ) Karlsruhe, Germany-Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
CSD (02) – Cambridge Structural Database
NIST (03) – National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
ICDD Single Crystal Data (05) – International Centre for Diffraction Data Newtown Square, PA, USA
Pharmaceuticals – 11,635
Excipients – 3,128
Forensics – 11,931
Common Phases – 8,019
Pigments and Dyes – 1,311
Bioactives – 21,350
Narcotics – 228
Psychotropics – 299
Depressants (new) – 899
Pesticides & Antimicrobials (new) – 2,865
Stimulants (new) – 124
All subfiles: Alkaloid , Amino Acid, Peptide & Complex, Battery Material, Bioactive, Carbohydrate, Cement & Hydration Product, Ceramic, Common Phase, Education, Explosive, Forensic, Hydrogen Storage Material, Inorganic, Intercalate, Ionic Conductor, Merck, Metal & Alloy, Micro & Mesoporous, Mineral Related, Modulated Structure, NBS, Nucleoside & Nucleotide, Organic, Pharmaceutical, Pigment & Dye, Polymer, Porphyrin, Corrin & Complex, Steroid, Superconducting Material, Terpene, Thermoelectric Material
- Active Drug Substances
- Pesticide & Antimicrobial
- Active Drug Substances
- Pesticide & Antimicrobial
ICDD’s search indexing program, SIeve+ for PDF-4/Organics, is designed to search and identify unknown materials. SIeve+ is integrated into the ICDD databases to allow the use of the extensive data mining interfaces, searches, and sorts available to improve accuracy and precision of the identification process. For example, users can utilize the extensive permutable searches in each database, then define their own search subfile or use any of the “application or expert-defined” subfiles and subclasses to increase the accuracy of their phase identification. In many cases, this provides a unique capability to analyze the most difficult problems.
SIeve+ offers a variety of algorithms and options that allow users to optimize results for particular chemistries and both standard and non-standard diffraction systems. SIeve+ features automatic rotation of the eight strongest lines (Hanawalt) or the eight longest of the strongest lines (Fink) or the eight longest lines (Long8) to look for entries that exhibit the best Goodness of Match (GOM). In the last few years, new algorithms have been added to identify non-crystalline materials and complex multi-phase specimens. Most of the algorithms were developed and optimized for a particular type of analysis and the options provide the user with a wide breadth of analytical capability. SIeve+ can be complementary with most commercial software programs. This complementary nature demonstrates the strength of SIeve+ in the analysis of minor and trace phases where the full filtering capability of the PDF-4 databases can be applied.
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Please note: ICDD’s search-indexing software is included in PDF-2 (SIeve) and PDF-4/Organics (SIeve+) free of charge.]
- Now FREE with PDF-4/Organics
- Match filter algorithms – better results, more accuracy
- Import d-I list, 1D diffraction patterns and 2d diffraction patterns
- Displays simulated diffraction patterns for phases in graph
- Qualitative and quantitative analysis
- Directly interfaces to all PDF databases for accurate filtering and analysis – full data mining
- Excels at the identification of low concentration phases
- Supports X-ray, synchrotron, electron, and
- “Intelligent” RIR for semiquantitative analysis.
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor or better
- Supported Microsoft® Operating Systems
- Windows Vista® (32-bit) SP2
- Windows® 7 SP1
- Windows® 8
- Windows® 8.1
- Windows® 10
- NTFS File System required
- 4 GB of System Memory
- Installation requires 19 GB of hard-disk space
Note: It is necessary to have Administrator privileges or use the Administrator account and password for your local domain in order to install this product. You can obtain your domain by running the following command line in a Command Prompt window: ipconfig/all. Your local domain will appear next to the “Host” label.
This product is serviced by subscription only and requires registration. Your automatic renewal for this product is based on the original invoice date. The term of the license shall be one (1) year from the license registration key date. Registration is required within the first 10 days of the temporary license period.
A registration key will be issued within 48 hours (Monday through Friday) of receipt of your information.
The PDF-4/Organics 2018 database contains integrated data mining software, and as a valued-added feature, a complimentary license for SIeve+, ICDD’s search-indexing software.
The full license period is for the twelve months following the date of registration.
Explore the capabilities of PDF-4/Organics 2018 with our extensive Help documentation, online tutorials and videos. The Help files include a Table of Contents and fundamental information for users on how to use the database. Online tutorials are designed to demonstrate the features, applications, hints and shortcuts for your PDF-4/Organics product.
How to properly install your PDF product:
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