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

What is the 2,2,2-Trichloroethanol?

The molecule 2,2,2-Trichloroethanol presents a molecular formula of C2H3Cl3O and its IUPAC name is 2,2,2-trichloroethanol.

2,2,2-Trichloroethanol is a molecule with the chemical formula C2H3Cl3O. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. It is soluble in water and miscible with most organic solvents..

2,2,2-Trichloroethanol is produced by the chlorination of ethanol. It is used as a solvent and as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals..

Health effects of 2,2,2-trichloroethanol exposure include irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. Exposure to high concentrations can cause central nervous system depression, resulting in dizziness, headache, and nausea. Prolonged exposure can damage the liver and kidneys..

2,2,2-Trichloroethanol is a dangerous chemical and should be handled with care..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of 2,2,2-Trichloroethanol 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 name2,2,2-trichloroethanol
InChI codeInChI=1S/C7H16/c1-6(2)7(3,4)5/h6H,1-5H3

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 name2,2,2-trichloroethanol
Molecular formulaC2H3Cl3O
Molecular weight149.404
Melting point (ºC)18
Boiling point (ºC)151
Density (g/cm3)1.560
Molar refractivity27.32
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.