Eduardo J. Delgado

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A quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR) model is developed to predict the logarithm of the soil sorption coefficient of 82 organic compounds. The data set contains polar and nonpolar, saturated, unsaturated, aliphatic, aromatic, and polycyclic aromatic compounds covering a log K(oc) range from about 1 to 6 log units. The best correlation(More)
The goal of this article is to stress the importance of considering the phase in QSPR studies. It is found that the phase plays a fundamental role in the QSPR models from both a statistical and a physical point of view. From a statistical point of view, it is observed that the predictive performance drops drastically when the QSPR model, obtained for a(More)
Quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR) models are developed to predict the logarithm of infinite dilution activity coefficient of hydrocarbons, oxygen containing organic compounds and halogenated hydrocarbons in water at 298.15 K. The description of the molecular structure in terms of quantum-connectivity descriptors allows to obtain more(More)
The Henry's law constants (H) for triazine derived herbicides are calculated using quantum chemical solvation models, SM2, SM3, PCM-DFT, and CPCM-DFT, and their performances are discussed. The results show considerable differences in performance among the different levels of theory. The values of H calculated by the semiempirical methods agree much better(More)
The Henry's law constants for all 12 polychlorinated benzene congeners were calculated using semiempirical quantum chemical solvation models (SM2, SM2.1, and SM3), and their performances are discussed. The values obtained by the SM3 method are underestimated compared with the experimental values and those calculated by SM2 and SM2.1 methods. This(More)
In all ThDP-dependent enzymes, the catalytic cycle is initiated with the attack of the C2 atom of the ylide intermediate on the Cα atom of a pyruvate molecule to form the lactyl-ThDP (L-ThDP) intermediate. In this study, the reaction between the ylide intermediate and pyruvate leading to the formation of L-ThDP is addressed from a theoretical point of view.(More)
The reaction between the intermediate 2-hydroxyethyl-thiamin diphosphate (HEThDP(-) ) and 2-ketobutyrate, in the third step of the catalytic cycle of acetodydroxy acid synthase, is addressed from a theoretical point of view by means of hybrid quantum/molecular mechanical calculations. The QM region includes one molecule of 2-ketobutyrate, the HEThDP(-)(More)
The inhibitory activity of 15 sulfonylureas on acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS) is addressed theoretically in order to stress how important the conformation is to explain their differences as AHAS inhibitors. The study includes calculations in gas phase, solution, and in the enzymatic environment. The results suggest that both the activation Gibbs free(More)
In this study the formation of the lactyl-thiamin diphosphate intermediate (L-ThDP) is addressed using density functional theory calculations at X3LYP/6-31++G(d,p) level of theory. The study includes potential energy surface scans, transition state search, and intrinsic reaction coordinate calculations. Reactivity is analyzed in terms of Fukui functions.(More)
The free energy of solvation, DeltaGS0, in octanol of organic compounds is quantitatively predicted from the molecular structure. The model, involving only three molecular descriptors, is obtained by multiple linear regression analysis from a data set of 147 compounds containing diverse organic functions, namely, halogenated and non-halogenated alkanes,(More)