How To: Label Atoms and Stereocentres in Mercury



September 5, 2023

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  • Highlight key aspects of structures, like stereocentres, with CCDC's Mercury visualization software! In this short tutorial, learn to use labels to communicate key structural aspects and chemistry. With labels in Mercury, you can highlight stereocentres and edit label appearance so your images fit seamlessly into your presentations and other materials. The labels can also help you keep track of the atoms in a structure as you work with it, and they are great for highlighting key chemistry concepts in STEM teaching materials! All of the features used in this tutorial are available in the free and licenced versions of CCDC's Mercury. Learn more about Mercury, CCDC's crystal structure visualization, exploration, and analysis software. It offers a comprehensive range of components for 3D structure visualization, chemistry education, the exploration of crystal packing, and the statistical analysis of structures in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD): Follow us on social media: Instagram: @ccdc_cambridge, Twitter: @ccdc_cambridge, Facebook: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), The CSD refcodes of structures shown in this video: GALVUK, THALID03, OGUSIV, FURMOW


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