TY - JOUR

T1 - QSAR of benzene derivatives: comparison of classical descriptors, quantum theoretic parameters and flip regression, exemplified by phenylalkylamine hallucinogens

AU - Clare, B.W.

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

N2 - A physical model of electronic effects in the QSAR of benzene derivatives, together with a regression technique for finding predictive equations, is presented. The model is simple, based on the quantum theoretic description of the benzene molecule, and accounts for the variance in activity of hallucinogenic phenylalkylamines as well as a classical description in terms of electronic (atomic charge, orbital energy), hydrophobic (Hansch pi) and steric (substituent volume) terms. The new model involves the energies of four pi-like near frontier orbitals and the orientations of their nodes. It is less affected by colinearity than the classical approach. This model more than any other illustrates the essential wave mechanical nature of the interaction of a drug with its receptor, as the pi-like orbitals involved are standing waves of probability of finding an electron in a given location in the field of the atomic nuclei, and have no classical counterpart.

AB - A physical model of electronic effects in the QSAR of benzene derivatives, together with a regression technique for finding predictive equations, is presented. The model is simple, based on the quantum theoretic description of the benzene molecule, and accounts for the variance in activity of hallucinogenic phenylalkylamines as well as a classical description in terms of electronic (atomic charge, orbital energy), hydrophobic (Hansch pi) and steric (substituent volume) terms. The new model involves the energies of four pi-like near frontier orbitals and the orientations of their nodes. It is less affected by colinearity than the classical approach. This model more than any other illustrates the essential wave mechanical nature of the interaction of a drug with its receptor, as the pi-like orbitals involved are standing waves of probability of finding an electron in a given location in the field of the atomic nuclei, and have no classical counterpart.

U2 - 10.1023/A:1021966231380

DO - 10.1023/A:1021966231380

M3 - Article

VL - 16

SP - 611

EP - 633

JO - Journal of Computer - Aided Molecular Design

JF - Journal of Computer - Aided Molecular Design

SN - 0920-654X

IS - n/a

ER -