Drexel eCrysals Repository
Richard Stephenson from Southampton University has kindly added Drexel to their eCrystals X-Ray crystal structure repository, now located at: http://ecrystals.chemistry.drexel.edu
Since we are operating under Open Notebook Science conditions, all of our structures will be made immediately available. However, the system is designed to allow contributors to select an embargo date if desired. Anyone from the Drexel community is welcome to participate.
For example, the record for one of our anti-malarial compounds UC-150D can be shared through a simple URL: http://ecrystals.chemistry.drexel.edu/1. The 3D structure of the molecule is displayed in an interactive Jmol JAVA applet with links to all the relevant raw data files. The record can also be cited with a formal author list, making it convenient to acknowledge our crystallography collaborator (Matthias Zeller) and students who contributed.
Note that the crystal structure file for this compound is also available on its ChemSpider entry. In a world of Open Distributed Science, redundancy is information's best friend.