Chapter 17: In Silico Drug Degradation Prediciton
Chapter 17 in Methods for Stability Testing of Pharmaceuticals: Sanjay Bajaj and Saranjit Singh
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Chapter 17: In Silico Drug Degradation Prediction
Zeneth is an in silico tool that can provide insight into the chemical degradation of organic compounds under various environmental conditions. The program is therefore primarily employed within the pharmaceutical industry to understand and account for any potential degradation problems during API development. The program uses a knowledge base of chemical transformations together with a reasoning engine to determine the likelihood of a particular degradant. The knowledge base is continuously expanding and contains a diverse range of chemistries for many common functional groups.