The Cyclaplex program was developed to simulate combinatorial processes that give rise to linear and cyclic oligomers. The program is a generalization of PorphyrinViLiGe and is applicable to diverse macrocycles derived from modular constituents. The program was conceived, developed and tested by Drs. Masahiko Taniguchi, Hai Du, and Jonathan S. Lindsey from summer 2012 – spring 2013. The program and results are described in the following article:
"Enumeration of Virtual Libraries of Combinatorial Modular Macrocyclic (Bracelet, Necklace) Architectures and their Linear Counterparts," Taniguchi, M.; Du, H.; Lindsey, J. S. J. Chem. Info. Model. 2013, 53, 220-2216.
An illustration of the use of Cyclaplex is provided in the following paper:
"Statistical Considerations on the Formation of Circular Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting Complexes from Rhodopseudomonas palustris," Taniguchi, M.; Henry, S.; Cogdell, R. J.; Lindsey, J. S. Photosyn. Res. 2014, 121, 49–60.
Operating system requirements
- Cyclaplex runs under Windows.
- There is no Macintosh version of Cyclaplex.
You can visit the Lindsey group on the Web.
This page was last updated July 11, 2014.