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

What is the Nonoxinol?

The molecule Nonoxinol presents a molecular formula of C17H28O2 and its IUPAC name is 2-(4-nonylphenoxy)ethanol.

Nonoxinol is a molecule that has shown promise as a treatment for a variety of conditions. In particular, it has been shown to be effective against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the cause of cervical cancer. Nonoxinol has also been shown to be effective against other viruses, including the herpes simplex virus (HSV). In addition, Nonoxinol has been shown to be effective against bacteria, including the bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of Nonoxinol 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-(4-nonylphenoxy)ethanol
InChI codeInChI=1S/C17H28O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-16-10-12-17(13-11-16)19-15-14-18/h10-13,18H,2-9,14-15H2,1H3

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.

  • (oxyeth-ylene) nonylphenyl ether
  • 104-35-8
  • 127087-87-0
  • 2-(4-nonylphenoxy)ethan-1-ol
  • 2-(4-nonylphenoxy)ethanol
  • 2-(p-Nonylphenoxy)ethanol
  • 26027-38-3
  • 4-Nonyl Phenol Monoethoxylate
  • 4-Nonyl Phenol Monoethoxylate-d4
  • 4-Nonylphenol Monoethoxylate
  • 4-Nonylphenol polyethoxylate
  • 4-n-Nonylphenol-mono-ethoxylate
  • 4-nonylphenol ethoxylate
  • 68131-40-8
  • 96827-63-3
  • D06490
  • Ethanol, 2-(4-nonylphenoxy)-
  • FT-0673037
  • Glycols, polyethylene, mono(p-nonylphenyl) ether
  • J-001157
  • Nonoxinol
  • Nonoxynol 10
  • Nonoxynol 15 (USAN)
  • Nonoxynol 30 (USAN)
  • Nonoxynol 4 (USAN)
  • Nonoxynols
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl),a-(4-nonylphenyl)-w-hydroxy-, branched
  • Polyethylene glycol mono(4-nonylphenyl) ether
  • Polyethylene glycol mono(branched p-nonylphenyl) ether
  • Polyethylene glycol trimethylnonyl ether
  • ZMD36H3ESX
  • alpha-(4-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene)
  • nonylphenoxy polyethoxy ethanol

Reference codes for other databases

There exist several different chemical codes commonly used in orded to identify molecules:
  • ZINC1850508
  • AKOS026749958
  • DTXSID2036588
  • DTXSID4058601
  • CHEMBL1797943
  • CHEBI:53774
  • SCHEMBL198140

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC name2-(4-nonylphenoxy)ethanol
Molecular formulaC17H28O2
Molecular weight264.403
Melting point (ºC)
Boiling point (ºC)
Density (g/cm3)
Molar refractivity82.32
Topological polar surface area29.5

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.