Welcome to hydrateweb!

This web resource is designed to collate information on "hydrates", i.e. crystalline solids comprising both water and organic compounds. The menu bars at the top give a range of pedagogical, scientific definitions of hydrates and discussion of the scope of hydrate formation, characterisation techniques and significance. At the heart of the site is a database of pharmaceutical hydrates based on chemical entities listed in the European Pharmacopeia. The database attempts to bring together as much characterisation information of known pharmaceutical hydrates as possible, with a view to assisting researchers involved in hydrate data mining, or just users needing to find a particular piece of data. The web resource also contains some useful images and teaching materials, links to groups that we are aware of working in the hydrates field and news items on hydrates that we think you will find interesting.

Hydrate Web has been set up thanks to support from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Durham University. It has been created by Katharina Fucke and Jonathan Steed (Durham University) and Kirsty Anderson (KMA Design). For an open access review of the structural chemistry of hydrates written by the Durham group see “X-ray and Neutron Diffraction in the Study of Organic Crystalline Hydrates”, Water, 2010, 2, 333–350. Please get in touch if there is any further content you would like to see or if you have any queries, comments or corrections.

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