Solve Difficult Problems, Get Better Results
PDF-4/Organics 2020 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.
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 2020, ICDD has implemented cross–references from ICDD’s experimental patterns with the corresponding Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) entries that are in the PDF-4/Organics database.
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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, Alternate, 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.
Largest collection of pharmaceuticals, excipients, and polymers
Features 538,500+ entries and with 118,000+ entries with atomic coordinates
Integrated data mining software
SIeve+ search-indexing software included as an added value
Combines crystalline, semi-crystalline, and amorphous solid state materials
Combines powder and single crystal data
Highly targeted collection with special focus on materials used in commercial and regulatory fields
Enhanced identification for crystalline, nano and amorphous materials
Trade names for over 9,000 bioactive/pharmaceutical entries
One (1) year license serviced by subscription
Number of entries – 538,500+
New entries – 2,904
Calculated Digital Patterns – 538,500+
Reference Intensity Ratio (I/Ic ) – 550,500+
Atomic Coordinates – 118,000+
Experimental Digital Patterns – 7,344
74 types of Search Selections
126 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 – 11,962
Excipients – 3,213
Forensics – 12,258
Common Phases – 8,231
Pigments and Dyes – 1,391
Bioactives – 22,277
Narcotics – 234
Psychotropics – 303
Depressants (new) – 890
Pesticides & Antimicrobials (new) – 2,919
Stimulants (new) – 125
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
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.
Prior Release Requirements
2018 & 2019 release
|2018 Products||PDF-4/Organics 2018|
|Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor or better||X|
|Supported Microsoft® Operating Systems:|
|Windows Vista® (32-bit) SP2||X|
|Windows® 7 (32 & 64-bit) SP1||X|
|Windows® 8 (32 & 64-bit)||X|
|Windows® 8.1 (32 & 64-bit)||X|
|NTFS file system required||X|
|System memory recommended||4 GB|
|Hard-disk space required||19 GB|
Explore the capabilities of PDF-4/Organics 2020 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.
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