Comparison of four methods of predicting newly measured octanol/water coefficients (LOG K(ow)) for heterocyclic nitrogen compounds and the partition mechanism

Li Li, Liansheng Wang, Shuokui Han, Zheng Zhang

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Abstract

Log K(OW) values for 14 heterocyclic nitrogen compounds (by traditional shake-flask method) were reported. Reverse phase-high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) method and three estimation models - linear solvation energy relationship, molecular connectivity indices (MCIs), and quantum chemical descriptors - were used to study the partition mechanism and to establish the correlations of the models with the measured log K(OW) values by stepwise variable regression. Research on the partition mechanism showed that the molecular bulk properties and the hydrogen bond interaction were the most important factors influencing the partition process. Comparison of the quality of the models was made among the four methods. According to the simplicity of the method, the availability of the descriptors, and the closeness of correlation with the measured log K(OW) values, the RP-HPLC method was not satisfactory, while the MCIs method introducing the non- disperse force factor was the most satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2723-2728
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume18
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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