Quantitative structure-property relationships generated with optimizable even/odd Wiener polynomial descriptors. Academic Article uri icon


  • Chemical structures of organic compounds are characterized numerically by a variety of structural descriptors, one of the earliest and most widely used being the Wiener index W, derived from the interatomic distances in a molecular graph. Extensive use of distance-based structural descriptors or topological indices has been made in QSPR and QSAR models, drug design, toxicology, virtual screening of combinatorial libraries, similarity and diversity assessment. Novel topological indices are introduced representing a partitioning of the Wiener polynomial based on counts of even and odd molecular graph distances. During the QSAR/QSPR modeling process the variables of the even and odd power functions are optimized in order to offer an improved mapping of the investigated property. These novel topological indices are tested in QSPR models for the boiling temperature, molar heat capacity, standard Gibbs energy of formation, vaporization enthalpy, refractive index, and density of alkanes. In many cases, the even/odd Wiener polynomial indices proposed here give notably improved correlations or suggest simpler QSPR models.

published proceedings

  • SAR QSAR Environ Res

author list (cited authors)

  • Ivanciuc, O., Ivanciuc, T., & Klein, D. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Ivanciuc, O||Ivanciuc, T||Klein, DJ

publication date

  • April 2001