Reticular Chemistry Structure Resource

Networking Global Science through Research Resources

The School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University, Department of Applied Mathematics and NCI Vizlab at Australian National University, and Department of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley have partnered together to establish and support the Reticular Chemistry Structure Resource Database (RCSR). This database originated as a project for exploratory research by Profs. Omar M. Yaghi and Michael O'Keeffe with additional support and assistance provided by Profs. Maxim Peskov, Olaf Delgado-Friedrichs, Stuart Ramsden, Valdislav Blatov, Stephen Hyde, and Davide M. Prosperio. 

The RCSR database was established in order to provide a universal system for the nomenclature, classification, identification, and retrieval of topological structures and now functions as a system for the identification of crystal nets of interest. This database has been invaluable in terms of both designing new crystalline materials as well as identifying previously reported ones.

Typical applications for which the RCSR database is regularly used:

  • Information about a known topology
  • Assistance in crystal design
  • Identification of phases
  • As a general source of information about three-periodic structures

This resource is freely available for use by the general public.

To read more about the RCSR database please refer to the following reviews:

M. O'Keeffe, M. A. Peskov, S. J. Ramsden, O. M. Yaghi, Accts. Chem. Res.200841, 1782.

O. M. Yaghi, M. O'Keeffe, N. W. Ockwig, H. K. Chae, M. Eddaoudi, J. Kim, Nature2003423, 705.