Example 1

Molecule : Acetaminophen
Canonical SMILES : CC(=O)NC1=CC=C(C=C1)O
Number of Nitrogen atom(s) = 1
Number of Oxygen atom(s) = 2
Ipc index = 2.456
Calculated MDCK permeability coefficient = 483.5 nm/s
Experimental MDCK permeability coefficient = 350 nm/s


Example 2

Molecule : Antipyrine
Canonical SMILES : CC1=CC(=O)N(N1C)C2=CC=CC=C2
Number of Nitrogen atom(s) = 2
Number of Oxygen atom(s) = 1
Ipc index = 3.326
Calculated MDCK permeability coefficient = 1018.5 nm/s
Experimental MDCK permeability coefficient = 1500 nm/s


Ipc descriptor:

Ipc (information theory polynomial coefficient) is an expression of molecular branching based on two information measures, Wiener number and the largest eigenvalue of the characteristic polynomial. The easiest way to calculate Ipc descriptor is to use ChemDes web server. Alternatively, one may use the ChemoPy source code. The MDCKpred tool accepts Ipc descriptor values calculated by ChemoPy source code or through the interface of ChemDes for ChemoPy.

Users may contact for help in the calculation of Ipc descriptor.

Permeability classification:

Classification Permeability coefficient (nm/s)
Low permeability less than 4
Middle permeability 4 to 70
High permeability above 70


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