Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction Facility

The single-crystal X-ray diffraction laboratories at the ICCBS provides access to the state-of-the-art X-ray diffractometers, and offers technical assistance in crystal growth, data collection, and structure refinement. The laboratory is open for collaboration to all structural chemists and biologists at national and international levels.

Our X-ray laboratories located at the H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman Laboratories, have Bruker SMART APEX II Diffractometer and Bruker D8 VENTURE, respectively.  The Bruker SMART APEX II is equipped with CCD detector and Mo X-ray source. Whereas, D8 VENTURE is equipped with new PHOTON-100 CMOS detector, high brilliance Cu microfocus X-ray sources, Oxford cryosystem low temperature device, and PROTEUM3, software for structure elucidation of biomolecules.

Both laboratories are facilitating the collaborators both national and international levels in crystal structure determinations of small organic, inorganic molecules including absolute structure determination of small biologically active compounds and macromolecules, including protein-ligand complexes.