Systematic Study into the Salt Formation of Functionalised Organic Substrates: Nottingham 2003 E-Science Poster

Ward, Suzanna C., Hursthouse, Mike B., Woods, Dave C. and Lewis, Sue M. (2003) Systematic Study into the Salt Formation of Functionalised Organic Substrates: Nottingham 2003 E-Science Poster At E-Science All Hands Meeting. 02 - 04 Sep 2003. 1 pp.


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There is currently a great amount of interest in the use of salts in the pharmaceutical industry because the physiochemical properties of the solid forms can be modified without altering the biochemical properties of the drug. Much effort has been expended in screening to select the best salt form and a number of empirical rules have been proposed such as the ‘rule of three’, which states that a successful salt formation generally requires a difference of three pKa units between the conjugate acid and the conjugate base. However, this rule does not always hold and the reasons are often unclear. The idea of this project is to perform a detailed systematic study of organic salt formation through a series of designed experiments, in order to obtain a broader and better understanding of the chemical descriptors, or factors, that might be involved. A set of descriptors that describe molecular properties relevant to salt formation have been identified. For the initial experiments, a collection of salt forming acids has been assembled from the Cambridge Structural Database [1], and other sources, and their descriptor values calculated. These acids define a chemistry space from which the compounds for the first experiments can be chosen. The experiments aim to explore this chemical space whilst building statisical models that will allow understanding of how the descriptors affect salt formation. Preliminary results from this study will be presented. This work is part of the Combechem E-science project at the University of Southampton.
1. F. H. Allen and O. Kennard (1993). Chem. Des. Autom. News, 8, 1, 31-37.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Venue - Dates: E-Science All Hands Meeting, 2003-09-02 - 2003-09-04
Keywords: Organic salts, descriptors, dissociation constant
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
ePrint ID: 15842
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2 September 2003Published
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 23:26
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