1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene

A summary of the most common chemical descriptors (InChI Key and SMILES codes) for 1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene are summarized together with 3D and 2D structures and relevant physico-chemical properties.

What is the 1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene?

The molecule 1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene presents a molecular formula of C9H12O3 and its IUPAC name is 1,2,4-trimethoxybenzene.

1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene is a molecule composed of one carbon atom, two hydrogen atoms, and four oxygen atoms. The molecule has a ring structure, with the oxygen atoms forming the corners of the ring. The molecule lies as an aromatic compound, meaning that it has a ring of carbon atoms that are bonded together with alternating single and double bonds. The molecule is also classified as a phenol, meaning that it has a hydroxyl group (-OH) attached to one of the carbon atoms in the ring..

1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene is a white solid at room temperature. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol and acetone. The molecule has a strong aromatic odor..

1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene is used as a starting material in the synthesis of other organic compounds. It is also used as a solvent for dyes and inks..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of 1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene in x, y and z coordinates (Å units) to copy/paste elsewhere. Generated with Open Babel software.

2D drawing

 

1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene AGIQIOSHSMJYJP-UHFFFAOYSA-N chemical compound 2D structure molecule svg
1,2,4-Trimethoxybenzene

 

Molecule descriptors

 
IUPAC name1,2,4-trimethoxybenzene
InChI codeInChI=1S/C11H16/c1-5-11-7-9(3)8(2)6-10(11)4/h6-7H,5H2,1-4H3
InChI KeyAGIQIOSHSMJYJP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILESc1(cc(ccc1OC)OC)OC

Other names (synonyms)

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One common source of synonyms for chemical compounds is the common or trivial names, assigned on the basis of appearance, properties, or origin of the molecule.

Another source of synonyms are historical or obsolete names employed in the past, however replaced nowadays by more modern or standardized names.

In addition to common and historical names, chemical compounds may also have synonyms that are specific to a particular field or industry.

Reference codes for other databases

There exist several different chemical codes commonly used in orded to identify molecules:

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC name1,2,4-trimethoxybenzene
Molecular formulaC9H12O3
Molecular weight168.19
Melting point (ºC)-
Boiling point (ºC)247
Density (g/cm3)1.126
Molar refractivity45.92
LogP1.7
Topological polar surface area-

LogP and topological polar surface area (TPSA) values were estimated using Open Babel software.

The n-octanol/water partition coeficient (Kow) data is applied in toxicology and drug research. Kow values are used, to guess the environmental fate of persistent organic pollutants. High partition coefficients values, tend to accumulate in the fatty tissue of organisms. Molecules with a log(Kow) (or LogP) greater than 5 are considered to bioaccumulate.

TPSA values are the sum of the surface area over all polar atoms or molecules, mainly oxygen and nitrogen, also including hydrogen atoms.

In medicinal chemistry, TPSA is used to assess the ability of a drug to permeabilise cells.

For molecules to penetrate the blood-brain barrier (and act on receptors in the central nervous system), TPSA values below 90 Å2 are required. Thus, molecules with a polar surface area greater than 140 Å2 tend to be poorly permeable to cell membranes.