Esters flash point prediction using artificial neural networks

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Abstract

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.

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