Commit 1da53d98 authored by Emma Schymanski's avatar Emma Schymanski
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added further details

...and with that, the first draft is complete.
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## Further Details {#details}
Content still to come ...
This documentation is primarily aimed at describing the features of the
[PubChem PFAS Tree](,
with the implementation to be described elsewhere. Nonetheless, some
technical details are necessary and this is the section for it. This section
will be expanded as questions arise.
The [PubChem PFAS Tree](
currently excludes molecules (compounds) from consideration if it:
- test set
- notes on implementation
- Exclude molecules from consideration if:
- Is a mixture (i.e., has multiple components, which includes any salts)
- Contains a radical or isotopically labelled atom
- [molecules with non-organic elements not currently being removed]
Since the entire tree is constructed on CIDs, _i.e._ compounds, substance
entries (denoted by substance identifiers, SID) are also not included. Thus,
undefined or poorly defined entities are also not included.
While there is code to remove molecules with non-organic elements,
some entries are currently still sneaking through.
A test set of PFAS and non-PFAS from the OECD Report
[@oecd_reconciling_2021] has been compiled to check the
performance of the
[PubChem PFAS Tree](
The test set (XLSX) can be downloaded
[here]( Other formats can be made available if
requested (and if possible).
The current approach has a few limitations, which are being addressed
in future developments (and will be released as ready). These include:
- Ether (and other connecting atom) handling
- Handling of unsaturated PFAS
- Better browseability of special cases
User feedback is extremely valuable to help improve this tree further.
Please reach out to either contact author (details on first page,
or email [Evan]( and
[Emma]( directly)
with feedback and comments!
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- ELS: Conceptualization (equal), data curation, methodology, software, validation, writing - original draft preparation, writing - review and editing.
- PC: Validation (supporting)
- TK: Software
- PAT: Data curation, methodology, software
- JZ: Data curation, methodology, software
- EEB: Conceptualization (equal), data curation, methodology, software (lead), validation, writing - original draft preparation, writing - review and editing.
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