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

What is the O-Chloroaniline?

The molecule O-Chloroaniline presents a molecular formula of C6H6ClN and its IUPAC name is o-chloroaniline.

O-Chloroaniline is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5ClN. It is a white solid that is soluble in water and organic solvents. It is used in the manufacture of dyes, pigments, and pharmaceuticals..

The molecule consists of a benzene ring substituted with a chlorine atom and an amine group. The amine group is basic and can be protonated to form a cationic species. The molecule is planar and has symmetry..

The compound was first synthesized by August Wilhelm von Hofmann in 1858..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

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

2D drawing


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Molecule descriptors

IUPAC nameo-chloroaniline
InChI codeInChI=1S/C13H9N/c14-10-12-8-4-5-9-13(12)11-6-2-1-3-7-11/h1-9H

Other names (synonyms)

IUPAC nomenclature provides a standardized method for naming chemical compounds. Although this system is widely used in chemistry, many chemical compounds have also other names commonly used in different contexts. These synonyms can come from a variety of sources and are used for a variety of purposes.

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 nameo-chloroaniline
Molecular formulaC6H6ClN
Molecular weight127.572
Melting point (ºC)-2
Boiling point (ºC)209
Density (g/cm3)1.213
Molar refractivity35.86
Topological polar surface area23.8

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.