Parameter-Free Structure−Property Correlation via Progressive Reaction Posets for Substituted Benzenes Academic Article uri icon


  • Progressive reaction networks as frequently arise in chemistry are naturally identifiable as "partially ordered sets" (or posets). Here the direction of the reaction identifies the partial ordering of the set of molecular species. The possibility that different properties are similarly ordered is a further natural consideration and is here investigated for a suite of over 30 properties for (methyl and chloro) substituted benzenes. Such a posetic correlation is favorably demonstrated for these substituted benzenes, and it is illustrated how suitable properties may be simply predicted in an interpolative parameter-free (albeit not model-free) fashion through the use of the reaction poset. Some numerical model-quality indicators are identified, and the simple approach is deemed quite reasonable.

published proceedings

  • J Chem Inf Comput Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Ivanciuc, T., & Klein, D. J.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Ivanciuc, T||Klein, DJ

publication date

  • February 2004