Different approaches for the evaluation of Kow for s-triazine herbicides

Antonio Finizio, Antonio Di Guardo, Anna Arnoldi, Marco Vighi, Roberto Fanelli

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The precise determination of Kow (n-octanol/water partition coefficient) of a molecule is a key point in the study of the environmental behaviour and fate of xenobiotics in the environment. Literature data are usually scarce and often unreliable. In this work, dealing with s-triazines, a comparison is made between Kow values obtained by HPLC and the fragmental constants method. Once the fragment values for the s-triazine ring were obtained the use of parameters and molecular descriptors (GC-retention times and molecular connectivity indices) for the estimation of Kow were evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-812
Number of pages12
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • fragment constant method
  • log Kow
  • molecular connectivity
  • n-octanol/water partition coefficient
  • s-triazine herbicides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry


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