Document Type : Research Paper

**Author**

Islamic Azad University of Arak Branch

**Abstract**

This study presents some mathematical methods for estimating the critical properties of 40 different types of alkanes and their derivatives including critical temperature, critical pressure and critical volume. This algorithm used QSPR modeling based on graph theory, several structural indices, and geometric descriptors of chemical compounds. Multiple linear regression was used to estimate the correlation between these critical properties and molecular descriptors using proper coefficients. To achieve this aim, the most appropriate molecular descriptors were chosen from among 11 structural and geometric descriptors in order to determine the critical properties of the intended molecules. The results showed that among all the proposed models to predict critical temperature, pressure and volume, a model including the combination of such descriptors as HyperWiener, Platt, MinZL is the most appropriate one.

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Special Issue of IJMC on Chemometrics

June 2017Pages 199-220