A general multi-step approach for setting up, solving and solution analysis of computer aided molecular design (CAMD) problems is presented. The approach differs from previous work within the field of CAMD since it also addresses the need for a computer aided problem formulation and result analysis. The problem formulation step incorporates a knowledge base for the identification and setup of the design criteria. Candidate compounds are identified using a multi-level generate and test CAMD solution algorithm capable of designing molecules having a high level of molecular detail. A post solution step for result analysis and verification is included in the methodology. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Computers and Chemical Engineering, 2001, Vol 24, Issue 2-7, p. 677-683