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The applicability of the electronegativity equalization method (EEM) is investigated for the calculation of atoms-in-molecules charges in prototypical organic molecules. A large training set of molecules was composed, comprising H, C, N, O, and F. Geometries and atomic charges are calculated at the B3LYP/6-31G* level, and from the calculated charges,(More)
The toxicological structure-activity relationships are investigated using conceptual DFT based descriptors like global and local electrophilicities. In the present work the usefulness of electrophilicity in predicting toxicity of several polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) is assessed. The toxicity is expressed through biological activity data (pIC50) defined(More)
The use of the Electronegativity Equalization Method (EEM) is presented for high performance calculation of molecular electrostatic descriptors, giving quite similar results to those obtained through Density Functional Theory (B3LYP/6-31G*) calculations. Molecular descriptors include atomic charges and different related descriptors as well as Fukui(More)
The computational approach to the Hirshfeld [Theor. Chim. Acta 44, 129 (1977)] atom in a molecule is critically investigated, and several difficulties are highlighted. It is shown that these difficulties are mitigated by an alternative, iterative version, of the Hirshfeld partitioning procedure. The iterative scheme ensures that the Hirshfeld definition(More)
It is shown that molecular electrostatic potentials obtained from iterative or self-consistent Hirshfeld atomic point charges agree remarkably well with the ab initio computed electrostatic potentials. The iterative Hirshfeld scheme performs nearly as well as electrostatic potential derived atomic charges, having the advantage of allowing the definition of(More)
Fukui functions have been calculated for large numbers of organic molecules, and were found to always be positive. Numeric and algebraic considerations allowed the identification of several boundary conditions for negative values for Fukui functions. Negative Fukui functions are found to be very unlikely, except when very short interatomic distances are(More)
A new scheme for general classification of quantum objects is presented. Based on molecular quantum similarity matrices (MQSM), different algorithms are presented for generating Molecular Quantum Similarity Dendrograms (MQSD). An application of MQSD is presented for a set of steroid molecules.
The use of the molecular quantum similarity overlap measure for molecular alignment is investigated. A new algorithm is presented, the quantum similarity superposition algorithm (QSSA), expressing the relative positions of two molecules in terms of mutual translation in three Cartesian directions and three Euler angles. The quantum similarity overlap is(More)
Auxins are defined mainly by a set of physiological actions, but the structure-effect relationship still is based on chemical intuition. Currently a well-defined auxin molecular structure is not available. The existence of different auxin binding proteins and mechanisms of auxin action, the wide diversity of the auxin molecules, and the pleiotropic effects(More)
An computational-biostatistical approach, supported by ab initio optimizations of auxin-like molecules, was used to find biologically meaningful relationships between quantum chemical variables and fresh bioassay's data. It is proven that the auxin-like recognition requires different molecular assembling states. We suggest that the carboxyl group is not the(More)