Accession Number:

ADA129481

Title:

Research and Development of Methods for Estimating Physicochemical Properties of Organic Compounds of Environmental Concern

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1978-Jun 1982 on Phase 1-4

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the four-year program undertaken to evaluate, and provide information, estimation methods for environmentally-important properties of organic chemicals. The work was conducted in four phases. Phase 1 was a problem definition study to identify those physicochemical properties that are most needed for assessments for a chemicals environmental fate and transport, and to determine which of these properties were estimable. In Phase 2, the available estimation methods for 26 properties were evaluated and described in a 1000-page handbook. Clear recommendations and instructions were provided for the use of all methods. Phase 3 included several modifications to the Phase 2 handbook to facilitate commercial publication. No formal government report was published for the Phase 3 work. In Phase 4, an interactive computer system CHEMEST incorporating several property estimation methods from the handbook was designed and implemented.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE