Aleksandar Sabljic

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It is often presumed that all chemicals in soil are available to microorganisms, plant roots, and soil fauna via dermal exposure. Subsequent bioaccumulation through the food chain may then result in exposure to higher organisms. Using the presumption of total availability, national governments reduce environmental threshold levels of regulated chemicals by(More)
Abstract In 1993, an international project on QSAR has been started with funding from the Commission of the European Union. The first part of the project is focused on preparing an overview of existing models for the prediction of environmental parameters such as bioconcentration, sorption, degradation and ecotoxicity. Emphasis will be given to defining(More)
The molecular connectivity indices (MCIs) have been successfully used for over 20 years in quantitative structure activity relationships (QSAR) modelling in various areas of physics, chemistry, biology, drug design, and environmental sciences. With this review, we hope to assist present and future QSAR practitioners to apply MCIs more wisely and more(More)
Experimentally determining soil sorption behavior of xenobiotic chemicals during the last 10 years has been costly, time-consuming, and very tedious. Since an estimated 100,000 chemicals are currently in common use and new chemicals are registered at a rate of 1000 per year, it is obvious that our human and material resources are insufficient to(More)
  • A Sabljic
  • Environmental science & technology
  • 1987
This study was undertaken to test the ability of the molecular connectivity model to predict the soil sorption coefficients of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkylbenzenes, chlorobenzenes, chlorinated alkanes and alkenes, heterocyclic and substituted PAHs, and halogenated phenols. Tests performed on 31 such compounds clearly demonstrate that this(More)
Several recent studies have shown that n-octanol/water partition coefficients may not be a good predictor for estimating soil sorption coefficients of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), defined here as chemicals with log Kow greater than 5. Thus, an alternative QSAR model was developed that seems to provide reliable estimates for the soil sorption(More)
For the majority of commercial chemicals present in the troposphere, the reaction with OH radicals during the day and with NO3 radicals at night are the most important abiotic pathways for their degradation and removal from the troposphere. Today, there are only a couple of methods available for estimating the reactivity of commercial chemicals with(More)
Degradability of organic compounds in air, soil, and water is the most important factor for evaluating their environment fate as well as possible adverse effects to humans and the environment. The primary degradation process in the troposphere is the reaction with the hydroxyl radical. For water and soil compartments, the primary degradation process is(More)
This study presents a review of biodegradability modeling efforts including a detailed assessment of two models developed using an artificial intelligence based methodology. Validation results for these models using an independent, quality reviewed database, demonstrate that the models perform well when compared to another commonly used biodegradability(More)