Quantitative structure–property relationship studies for the prediction of the vapor pressure of volatile organic compounds

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Mounia Zine
Amel Bouakkadia
Leila Lourici
Djelloul Messadi


A theoretical model (QSPR) using multiple linear regression analysis for predicting the vapor pressure (pv) of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been developed. A series of 51 compounds were analyzed by multiple lin­ear regression analysis. First, the data set was separated arbitrarily into a train­ing set (39 chemicals) and a test set (12 chemicals) for statistical external valid­ation. A four-dimensional model was developed using as independent variables theoretical descriptors derived from Dragon software when applying the GA (genetic algorithm)–VSS (variable subset selection) procedure. The obtained model was used to predict the vapor pressure of the test set compounds, and an agreement between experimental and predicted values was verified. This model, with high statistical significance (R2 = 0.9090, Q2LOO = 0.8748, Q2ext = 0.8307, s = 0.24), could be used adequately for the prediction and description of the log pv value of other VOCs. The applicability domain of MLR model was investigated using a Williams plot to detect outliers and outsides compounds.


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M. Zine, A. Bouakkadia, L. Lourici, and D. Messadi, “Quantitative structure–property relationship studies for the prediction of the vapor pressure of volatile organic compounds”, J. Serb. Chem. Soc., vol. 84, no. 12, pp. 1405–1414, Jan. 2020.
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