Announced in a recent ECHA News Alert, version 3.0 of the OECD QSAR Toolbox is now available. This uses (quantitative) structure activity relationships to estimate the properties of a chemical from its molecular structure to help fill toxicity and ecotoxicity data gaps in chemical hazard assessments. Recent additions since the previous version (2.3) include:

  • IUCLID 5.4 compatibility
  • additional data sources (including study results from the REACH dissemination website)
  • additional profiling schemes and (Q)SAR models
  • quantitative mixtures toxicity prediction

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2012). QSAR Toolbox (version 3.0). (ECHA press release, ECHA/NA/12/49)


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