PhotochemCAD™

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PhotochemCAD™ 3

Download PhotochemCAD3.zip
  1. Download and unzip PhotochemCAD.zip
  2. Open photochemcad 3.exe
  3. Select File > Open > Database from the menu
  4. Open 2018_03 PCAD3.db

"PhotochemCAD 3: Diverse Modules for Photophysical Calculations with Access to Multiple Spectral Databases," Taniguchi, M.; Du, H.; Lindsey, J. S. Photochem. Photobiol. 2018, 94, 277–289. – describes the overall organization of the program and provides a complete description of each module, including the formulas for all calculations.

"Database of Absorption and Fluorescence Spectra of >300 Common Compounds for Use in PhotochemCAD," Taniguchi, M.; Lindsey, J. S. Photochem. Photobiol. 2018, 94, 290–327. – provides literature data for each spectrum including 720 references in total to the original scholarly literature.


Flavonoids Database

Download Flavonoids PhotochemCAD Database.zip
  1. Download and unzip Flavonoids PhotochemCAD Database.zip
  2. Open photochemcad 3.exe (from previous download)
  3. Select File > Open > Database from the menu
  4. Open Flavonoids database 1.2a.db

Natural Chlorophylls Database

Download Natural Chlorophylls PCAD Database 2020.zip
  1. Download and unzip Natural Chlorophylls PCAD Database 2020.zip
  2. Open photochemcad 3.exe (from previous download)
  3. Select File > Open > Database from the menu
  4. Open 01 Natural Chlorphylls DB.db

"Absorption and Fluorescence Spectral Database of Chlorophylls and Analogues,"
Taniguchi, M.; Lindsey, J. S. Photochem. Photobiol. 2021, 97, 136–165. DOI: 10.1111/php.13319.


Phyllobilins Database

Download Phyllobilins PhotochemCAD Database.zip
  1. Download and unzip Phyllobilins PhotochemCAD Database.zip
  2. Open photochemcad 3.exe (from previous download)
  3. Select File > Open > Database from the menu
  4. Open Phyllobilins PCAD Database 2.0.db

"Phyllobilins – Bioactive Natural Products Derived from Chlorophyll ­– Plant Origins, Structures, Absorption Spectra, and Biomedical Properties,"
Karg, C. A.; Taniguchi, M.; Lindsey, J. S.; Moser, S.Planta Medica 2022, 88, DOI: 10.1055/a-1955-4624.


Synthetic Chlorophylls Database

Download Synthetic Chlorophylls PhotochemCAD Database.zip
  1. Download and unzip Synthetic Chlorophylls PhotochemCAD Database.zip
  2. Open photochemcad 3.exe (from previous download)
  3. Select File > Open > Database from the menu
  4. Open Synthetic Chlorophylls PhotochemCAD Database.db

"Beyond green with synthetic chlorophylls – Connecting structural features with spectral properties,"
Taniguchi, M.; Bocian, D. F.; Holten, D.; Lindsey, J. S.J. Photochem. Photobiol. 2022, 52, 100513. DOI: 1016/j.jphotochemrev.2022.100513.


Tolyporphins Database

Download Tolyporphins Database 2021.zip
  1. Download and unzip Tolyporphins Database 2021.zip
  2. Open photochemcad 3.exe (from previous download)
  3. Select File > Open > Database from the menu
  4. Open 01 Tolyporphin DB.db

"Tolyporphins A–R, unusual tetrapyrrole macrocycles in a cyanobacterium from Micronesia, assessed quantitatively from the culture HT-58-2" O'Donnell, T. J.; Gurr, J. R.; Dai, J.; Taniguchi, M.; Williams, P. G.; Lindsey, J. S.  New J. Chem. 2021, Advance Article.

System Requirements

Windows operating system only


Current Version

Version 3 relased on March 5, 2018

License Agreement

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