Assessment of baseline toxicity of mono-cyclic aromatic compounds by pseudomonas initial oxygen uptake assay

T. J. Whang, Y. T. Wang, Y. P. Wu, Y. S. Wang, M. C. Tsai, D. S. Huang

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to develop quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs) for the toxicity of mono-cyclic aromatic compounds in the Pseudomonas putida initial oxygen uptake assay. The QSARs were developed using response-surface based on descriptors for chemical hydrophobicity (log P) and electrophilicity (LUMO). The model log (Ki-1) = 0.434 (±0.011)log P - 0.389 (±0.013)LUMO - 2.131(±0.031); n = 155, r2 = 0.941, radj2 = 0.940, s = 0.119, F = 1206 led us to conclude that the polar and non-polar narcotics were statistically indistinguishable. Pentafluorophenol, pentachlorophenol and most dinitrophenols classified as weak acid respiratory uncouplers in literature fit well into this model when they were treated as their corresponding phenoxides. This latter result suggests that the action mechanism of these phenols should be reevaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-262
Number of pages16
JournalSAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery

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