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Throughout the book they consistently apply the octanol/water partition coefficient of the analyte, which is readily available for many molecules and is used in pharmaceuticals and tracing the environment fate of compounds.
Selection of contaminant classes covered is based on an upper limit of three for the octanol/water partition coefficient of a contaminant class.
Improved method for estimating bioconcetration/bioaccumulation factor from octanol/water partition coefficient.
For example, predictions of octanol/water partition coefficients (a physical property) for a small set of quite similar compounds by commonly used models show a large divergence of values (Vrakas et al.
Improved method for estimating water solubility from octanol/water partition coefficient.
Compounds with a high octanol/water partition coefficient ([P.