- Fabio Urbina Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ,
- Kushal Batra Collaborations Pharmaceuticals (United States) & NC State University ,
- Kevin Luebke SRI International ,
- Jason White Care International Sri Lanka ,
- Daniel Matsiev SRI International ,
- Lori Olson SRI International ,
- Jeremiah Malerich SRI International ,
- Maggie Hupcey Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ,
- Peter Madrid SRI International ,
- Sean Ekins Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) absorption spectra are routinely collected as part of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analysis systems and can be used to identify chemical reaction products by comparison to reference spectra. Here, we present UV-adVISor as a new computational tool for predicting UV-Vis spectra from a molecule’s structure alone. UV-Vis prediction was approached as a sequence-to-sequence problem. We utilized Long-Short Term Memory and attention-based neural networks with Extended Connectivity Fingerprint diameter 6 or molecule SMILES to generate predictive models for UV-spectra. We have produced two spectrum datasets (Dataset I, N = 949 and Dataset II, N = 2222) using different compound collections and spectrum acquisition methods to train, validate, and test our models. We evaluated the prediction accuracy of the complete spectra by the correspondence of wavelengths of absorbance maxima and with a series of statistical measures (the best test set median model parameters are in parentheses for Model II), including RMSE (0.064), R2 (0.71), and dynamic time warping (DTW, 0.194) of the entire spectrum curve. Scrambling molecule structures with experimental spectra during training resulted in a degraded R2, confirming the utility of the approaches for prediction. UV-adVISor is able to provide fast and accurate predictions for libraries of compounds.