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Recent Advances in QSAR Studies: Methods and Applications - Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics 8 (Hardback)
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Recent Advances in QSAR Studies: Methods and Applications - Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics 8 (Hardback)

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Since the inception of this volume, the world's nancial climate has radically changed. Theemphasishasshiftedfromboomingeconomiesandeconomicgrowth totherealityofrecessionanddiminishingoutlook. Witheconomicdownturncomes opportunity,inallareasofchemistryfromresearchanddevelopmentthroughto productregistrationandriskassessment,replacementsarebeingsoughtforcostly time-consumingprocesses. Leadingamongstthereplacementsaremodelswithtrue predictivecapability. Ofthesecomputationalmodelsarepreferred. This volume addresses a broad need within various areas of the "chemical industries", from pharmaceuticals and pesticides to personal products to provide computationalmethodstopredicttheeffects,activitiesandpropertiesofmolecules. Itaddressestheuseofmodelstodesignnewmoleculesandassesstheirfateand effectsbothtotheenvironmentandtohumanhealth. Thereisanemphasisrunning throughoutthisvolumetoproducerobustmodelssuitableforpurpose. Thevolume aimstoallowthereaderto nddataanddescriptorsanddevelop,discoverandutilise validmodels. Gdansk, ' Poland TomaszPuzyn Jackson,MS,USA JerzyLeszczynski Liverpool,UK MarkT. D. Cronin May2009 CONTENTS Part I Theory of QSAR 1 QuantitativeStructure-ActivityRelationships(QSARs)- ApplicationsandMethodology...3 Mark T. D. Cronin 1. 1. Introduction...3 1. 2. PurposeofQSAR...4 1. 3. ApplicationsofQSAR...4 1. 4. Methods...5 1. 5. TheCornerstonesofSuccessfulPredictiveModels ...7 1. 6. AValidated(Q)SARoraValidPrediction? ...9 1. 7. UsinginSilicoTechniques ...9 1. 8. NewAreasforinSilicoModels...11 1. 9. Conclusions...11 References ...11 2 TheUseofQuantumMechanicsDerivedDescriptorsin ComputationalToxicology...13 Steven J. Enoch 2. 1. Introduction...13 2. 2. TheSchrodingerEquation...15 2. 3. Hartree-FockTheory...17 2. 4. Semi-EmpiricalMethods:AM1andRM1...18 2. 5. ABInitio:DensityFunctionalTheory...19 2. 6. QSARforNon-ReactiveMechanismsofAcute(Aquatic) Toxicity...19 2. 7. QSARsforReactiveToxicityMechanisms...21 2. 7. 1. AquaticToxicityandSkinSensitisation...21 2. 7. 2. QSARsforMutagenicity ...24 2. 8. FutureDirectionsandOutlook...25 2. 9. Conclusions...26 References ...26 vii viii Contents 3 MolecularDescriptors...29 Viviana Consonni and Roberto Todeschini 3. 1. Introduction...29 3. 1. 1. De nitions...29 3. 1. 2. History...31 3. 1. 3. Theoreticalvs. ExperimentalDescriptors...33 3. 2. MolecularRepresentation ...35 3. 3. TopologicalIndexes...38 3. 3. 1. MolecularGraphs...38 3. 3. 2. De nitionandCalculationofTopologicalIndexes(TIs) 39 3. 3. 3. Graph-TheoreticalMatrixes...42 3. 3. 4. ConnectivityIndexes ...48 3. 3. 5. CharacteristicPolynomial ...50 3. 3. 6. SpectralIndexes ...53 3. 4. AutocorrelationDescriptors ...

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9781402097829
Number of pages: 414
Weight: 899 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.

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