Chemical crystallography

Determine the three dimensional structure of molecules

Sometimes referred to as small molecule crystallography, this technique employs single crystal X-ray diffraction (SXRD) to unambiguously determine the three dimensional structure of molecules. The technique involves the use of crystallography to study problems which are primarily of a chemical nature and provides accurate and precise measurements of molecular dimensions in a way that no other method can approach. Chemical crystallography may be applied to compounds of both chemical and biological interest, including: new synthetic chemicals, catalysts, pharmaceuticals, and natural products.

The joining of Rigaku and Oxford Diffraction opens up a realm of possibilities, the merging of superior hardware, software and expertise will allow for an exciting future in single crystal diffraction. Taking elements from both companies, the merging of the two groups is represented with the new name Rigaku Oxford Diffraction.

As a global leader in analytical X-ray technology, the Rigaku Oxford Diffraction division provides the ultimate expertise and latest technology to suit your small molecule crystallographic requirements. To that end, Rigaku offers a range of five small molecule crystallography systems — combinations of area detector, goniometer, generator, optics, and software — to address particular needs in your lab, group or department.

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Single crystal X-ray diffraction instrumentation

  XtaLAB mini
A compact benchtop system makes routine self-service crystallography possible for the synthetic chemist.
  Xcalibur & Gemini
Single or dual-source small molecule single crystal system to meet the ever-increasing demands of the modern day laboratory environment.
The ideal diffractometer for small molecule crystallography in research laboratories and leading analytical service facilities.
  XtaLAB PRO MM007
Advanced system with latest HPAD detector and a variety of X-ray sources to give ultimate flexibility for wide range of applications.
Advanced curved area X-ray detector small molecule system
delivers exceptionally large reciprocal space coverage.

Three dimensional atomic structures of small molecules may be unambiguously determined by employing the technique of single crystal X-ray diffraction. This technique is applied across a wide range of areas, including new synthetic chemicals, catalysts, metal organic frameworks (MOF's), pharmaceuticals, and natural products.