Esters flash point prediction using artificial neural networks



In this article, an artificial neural network to predict the flash point of 95 esters was implemented. Four variables were used for its development. A neural network with 4-5-8-5-1 topology was encountered to gain the best agreement of the experimental results with those predicted (square correlation coefficient (R2) and root mean square error were 0.99 and 5.46 K for the training phase and 0.96 and 13.02 K for the testing set). © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.