THE HOMEPAGE


Right: Structure of sucrose prepared with PLATON/PLUTON-POVRAY)

The Program PLATON is designed as a Multipurpose Crystallographic Tool.
(C) 1980-2020 A.L.Spek, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands.

References
A.L.Spek, J. Appl. Cryst. 2003, 36, 7-11
A.L.Spek, Acta Cryst. 2009, D65, 148-155
A.L.Spek, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2018, 470, 232-237
A.L.Spek, Acta Cryst. 2020, E76, 1-11

The PLATON Homepage gives pointers to all information available on the program PLATON.

Download Site:
http://www.platonsoft.nl/spek/xraysoft/

The CheckCIF functionality within PLATON forms part of the IUCr Small Molecule Crystal Structure Validation Project.


PLATON Questions and Answers

WHAT IS PLATON AND HOW TO GET STARTED

WHAT IS PLUTON AND HOW TO GET STARTED

WHAT IS SYSTEM-S AND HOW TO GET STARTED

HOW DO I GET A COPY OF PLATON.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW TO ..... QUESTIONS

IS THERE A LINUX VERSION OF PLATON

IS THERE AN MS-WINDOWS VERSION OF PLATON

ANYTHING SINCE LAST TIME.


PLATON Program Sections and Information Tree

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)

  1. Molecular Graphics Tools ..................... PLUTON,ORTEP,NEWMAN, CONTOUR

  2. Molecular Geometry Tools ................... GEOM,H-BONDS,TLS

  3. Techniques for Managing Voids ........... SQUEEZE,VOID

  4. Symmetry Related Tools ...................... ADDSYM,ASYM,LEPAGE

  5. Absorption Correction Tools ................ de Meulenaer & Tompa,MULABS,DELABS

  6. Report and Publication Related Tools .. CIF,QUEST,VALIDATION

  7. Miscellaneous Tools .............................. PDB,HKL-CALC

Program Intro's and Manuals may be found here

  • PLATON-GUI ......................... Introductory Graphical User Interface Tour.

  • PLATON-Intro ........................ General Introduction.

  • PLUTON-Intro ........................ General Introduction.

  • PLATON-Manual .................... Molecular Geometry.

  • PLATON/PLUTON-Manual ..... Molecular Graphics.

  • PLATON/ORTEP-Manual ........ Molecular Graphics.

  • PLATON/ABSCOR-Manual ..... Absorption Correction.

  • PLATON/SQUEEZE-Manual ... Disordered Solvent Area Refinement.

  • PLATON/ADDSYM-Manual ..... Missed Symmetry Search

  • PLATON/ASYM-Manual .......... Reflection Averaging and R.L.-Display.

  • PLATON/SYSTEM-S Manual .. Crystallographic Supervisor Tool.

  • PLATON/HELENA Manual ..... Datareduction of raw CAD4 data.

  • PLATON/SYMM-Manual ......... Symmetry

  • PLATON/CONTOUR-Manual .. Fourier Contour Maps

  • PLATON/CHECK ..................... CIF-Validation.


  • Last change 12-Feb-2020 E-mail to Ton Spek