The Program PLATON is designed as a Multipurpose Crystallographic Tool.
It includes tools to be used as part of a single crystal structure determination.
The checkCIF functionality within PLATON forms part of the
IUCr Small Molecule Crystal Structure Validation facility.
(C) 1980-2021 A.L.Spek, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
This homepage gives pointers to all currently available information on the program PLATON.
A.L.Spek, J. Appl. Cryst. 2003, 36, 7-11. Single-crystal structure validation with the program PLATON.
A.L.Spek, Acta Cryst. 2009, D65, 148-155. Structure validation in chemical crystallography
A.L.Spek, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2018, 470, 232-237. What makes a crystal structure report valid?
A.L.Spek, Acta Cryst. 2020, E76, 1-11. checkCIF validation ALERTS: what they mean and how to respond.
WHAT IS PLATON AND HOW TO GET STARTED
WHAT IS PLUTON AND HOW TO GET STARTED
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Most information on PLATON (instructions, examples etc.) is organised in a tree structure, starting from the PLATON Homepage. The information tree in available either with the choise WEB-browser through the PLATON Homepage or from PLATON by right-button mouse clicks on menu items, assuming that NETSCAPE is accessible from within PLATON.
Below are the seven main branches. Each branch sprouts more braches. Use the UP button to backtrack to the higher level (closer to the homepage).
(See PLATON MAIN MENU DISPLAY , GUI and SHORTCUTS)