Prediction of hydrate and solvate formation using statistical models

Takieddin, Khaled, Khimyak, Yaroslav ORCID: and Fabian, Laszlo (2016) Prediction of hydrate and solvate formation using statistical models. Crystal Growth & Design, 16 (1). pp. 70-81. ISSN 1528-7483

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Novel, knowledge based models for the prediction of hydrate and solvate formation are introduced, which require only the molecular formula as input. A data set of more than 19 000 organic, nonionic, and nonpolymeric molecules was extracted from the Cambridge Structural Database. Molecules that formed solvates were compared with those that did not using molecular descriptors and statistical methods, which allowed the identification of chemical properties that contribute to solvate formation. The study was conducted for five types of solvates: ethanol, methanol, dichloromethane, chloroform, and water solvates. The identified properties were all related to the size and branching of the molecules and to the hydrogen bonding ability of the molecules. The corresponding molecular descriptors were used to fit logistic regression models to predict the probability of any given molecule to form a solvate. The established models were able to predict the behavior of ∼80% of the data correctly using only two descriptors in the predictive model.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2016 15:03
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:32
DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00966

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