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Author Eljack, F.T.en_US
Author Eden, Mario R.en_US
Available date 2009-12-28T07:28:33Zen_US
Publication Date 2008-04-14en_US
Publication Name Computers & Chemical Engineering
Citation Fadwa T. Eljack, Mario R. Eden, A systematic visual approach to molecular design via property clusters and group contribution methods, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 32, Issue 12, 22 December 2008, Pages 3002-3010en_US
Abstract In this work, a new simple yet effective, systematic method to synthesize and design molecules is presented. Visualization of the problem is achieved by employing an annex to the recently developed property clustering techniques, which allows a high-dimensional problem to be visualized in two or three dimensions. Group contribution methods are used to predict the properties of the formulated molecules. For the molecular design problem, the target properties as well as the molecular groups that make up the formulations are identified on a ternary diagram. The target properties are represented as individual points if given as discrete values or as a region if given as intervals. The formulation of the desired molecules is achieved via linear "mixing" of molecular fragments in order to match the desired performance. It should be emphasized that the focus of this paper is the visual molecular clustering approach. Although, for systems that are described by more than three properties an algebraic clustering approach has been developed.en_US
Language enen_US
Publisher Elsevier Ltden
Subject Group contributionen_US
Subject Molecular designen_US
Subject Property integrationen_US
Title A systematic visual approach to molecular design via property clusters and group contribution methodsen_US
Type Articleen_US

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