Chapter 4.8 Molecular Information File dictionary (MIF)

Definition and exchange of crystallographic data

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 4. Data dictionaries

  1. F. H. Allen1,
  2. J. M. Barnard2,
  3. A. P. F. Cook2,
  4. S. R. Hall3

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000748

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Allen, F. H., Barnard, J. M., Cook, A. P. F. and Hall, S. R. 2006. Molecular Information File dictionary (MIF). International Tables for Crystallography. G:4:4.8:467–470.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 12 Union Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EZ, England

  2. 2

    BCI Ltd, 46 Uppergate Road, Stannington, Sheffield S6 6BX, England

  3. 3

    School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, WA 6009, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006


This is version 1.2.3 of the Molecular Information File dictionary (MIF). MIF complements the Crystallographic Information File with data items describing two-dimensional chemical structure diagrams and bond types. The MIF format is described in Chapter 2.4.


  • crystallography;
  • CIF;
  • CIF dictionaries;
  • Crystallographic Information File;
  • MIF;
  • Molecular Information File;
  • data names;
  • data categories;
  • DDL1