Stellenbosch University Chemistry Department

University of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch - The Town

Stellenbosch Wineries

The Stellenbosch Wine Route


POMOS2, 2nd Meeting on Porous Molecular Solids, 6-8 June 2018, Vietri sul Mare, Italy

Crystal Engineering Gordon Research Conference, Progress in Crystal Engineering - Design, Properties, and Function, June 24-29 2018, Newry ME, U.S.A.

ECS5, 5th European Crystallographic School, 8-14 July 2018, Stellenbosch, South Africa

ECM31, 31st European Crystallographic Meeting, 22-27 August 2018, Oviedo, Spain

MOF2018, 6th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks & Open Framework Compounds, 9-13 December 2018, Auckland, New Zealand


Jerry Atwood, University of Missouri-Columbia, U.S.A.

Mohamed Eddaoudi, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Tomislav Friščić, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Travis Holman, Georgetown University, Washington DC, U.S.A.

Wais Hosseini, University of Strasbourg, France

Peter Junk, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Andrzej Kartusiak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Len MacGillivray, University of Iowa, U.S.A.

Colin Raston, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

Giuseppe Resnati and Pierangelo Metrangolo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Kari Rissanen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Tatyana Shabatina, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation

Jonathan Steed, Durham University, U.K.

Satoshi Takamizawa, Yokohama City University, Japan

Consiglia Tedesco, University of Salerno, Italy

Piero Sozzani and Angiolina Comotti, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

Mike Zaworotko, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland


Journal Abbreviations

General Science



Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

Nature Communications

General Chemistry

Nature Chemistry

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Angewandte Chemie, International Edition

Chemical Science

Chemical Communications

Chemistry - A European Journal


Nature Materials

Advanced Materials

Chemistry of Materials

Crystal Engineering

Crystal Growth and Design


IUCr Journals

Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Dalton Transactions

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

Review Journals

Chemical Reviews

Chemical Society Reviews

Accounts of Chemical Research

Coordination Chemistry Reviews


Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD)

Crystallographic Information File (CIF) (Information on the CIF framework)

Growing Crystals That Will Make Your Crystallographer Happy

Kevin Cowtan's Picture Book of Fourier Transforms (A fantastic resource for teaching)

The Interactive Structure Factor Tutorial (A fantastic resource for teaching)

FTL-SE (Excellent FreeWare program to teach Fourier Transforms)

An interactive guide to the Fourier transform

An intuitive explanation of Fourier theory

Olex2 (An immensely powerful Crystallography program)

shelXle (A graphical user interface for SHELXL)

WinGX (A system of programs for solving, refining and analysing single crystal X-ray diffraction data for small molecules)

PLATON (A multipurpose crystallographic tool)

Crystals (Software for structure refinement and analysis)

CrystalExplorer (Hirshfeld surfaces, interaction energies and more...)

enCIFer (A program for validating CIFs and ensuring format-compliance for deposition with journals and databases or for storage in laboratory archives)

POV-Ray (Persistence of Vision Raytracer)

XRD2DScan (A software tool for polycrystalline materials characterization using two-dimensional X-ray diffraction)

Powder3D (A program for data reduction and publication quality visualisation aimed specifically at large data sets collected in time resolved powder diffraction experiments)

XRayView (Excellent program for teaching the basics of diffraction, including the Ewald Sphere concept)

Z Prime (A website to draw together information concerning structures which crystallise with more than one molecule in the asymmetric unit, i.e. Z' > 1)

PASCal (An online utility for Principal Axes Strain Calculations)

Interpenetration (A database of known interpenetrated structures)

CrystEngCommunity (A useful web resource for crystal engineers)

Symmetry Resources at Otterbein University

Space Group Diagrams and Tables

International Tables for Crystallography, Volume A: Space-group Symmetry


University of Cape Town

University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus)

University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg Campus)

University of the Free State

University of Pretoria

University of Johannesburg

Rhodes University

Stellenbosch University

University of South Africa

University of the Western Cape

University of the Witwatersrand


Ilia Guzei's Molecular Structure Laboratory, Univerisity of Wisconsin-Madison

Chemical Crystallography at Oxford University

X-Ray Crystallographic Laboratory, University of Minnesota

X-ray Diffraction Laboratory, Texas A&M University

Wits Structural Chemistry Laboratory


American Chemical Society

Royal Society of Chemistry

South African Chemical Institute

Royal Society of South Africa

National Academy of Sciences (of the USA)

International Union of Crystallography

American Crystallographic Association

European Crystallographic Association

South African Crystallographic Society

British Crystallographic Association


Freemake Video Converter (Free program that converts video between many different formats)

VLC media player (Free cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.)

CK Rename (A useful bulf file rename utility)

TinyCAD (Free electronic circuit design software)

DSLR Remote Pro (Software for remotely controlling a Canon EOS digital SLR camera from a Windows PC via USB - e.g. for time-lapse photography)

TeamViewer (Free and secure remote desktop access software)

Sketchup (Draw in 3D)


Arduino (Open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects.)

Swagelok (Gas and fluid systems components, such as tube fittings, valves, tubing, and gauges.)

Parker (motion and control technologies, hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanical, filtration, process control, fluid and gas handling)

Wika (pressure, temperature and level measurement technology)

CI Precision (high precision recording microbalances)

Linkam Scientific (scientific instruments for characterising materials - e.g. hot stages, etc.)

Eagle Technology (Data acquisition systems)

WDL Systems (Data acquisition systems)

© 2015 Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa, Tel. +27 (0)21 808 3335, Email: ljb@sun.ac.za