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Fully in Silico Calibration of Empirical Predictive Models for Environmental Fate Properties of Novel Munitions Compounds

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Technical Report,08 Jul 2010,08 Jan 2016

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Oregon Health and Science University Portland United States

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Predicting the environmental fate of novel munitions compounds requires data for the key properties that control contaminant fate, and the most common way to predict these properties is with empirical quantitative structure-activity relationships QSARs. However, the traditional approach to QSAR development calibration with experimental data is challenging for new explosives compounds because of limitations to the availability of these materials. Some of the necessary environmental fate properties can be calculated directly from molecular structure theory, but reliable calculations of this type require considerable theoretical expertise and computational effort. To overcome this combination of challenges, we used a hybrid, partially in silico approach to QSAR development, where some of the calibration data both the target variable and the descriptor variables were calculated from molecular structure theory.

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  • Physical Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

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