4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene

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

What is the 4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene?

The molecule 4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene presents a molecular formula of C6H12 and its IUPAC name is 4-methyl-cis-2-pentene.

Molecules are the basic units of matter and the defining structure of chemicals. The term "molecule" comes from from the Latin "moles" or small unit of mass. A molecule of a chemical substance is the smallest particle of that substance that has the chemical properties of that substance. Atoms are the basic units of an element and are the smallest particles of that element that have the chemical properties of that element. The term "atom" comes from the Greek word for indivisible..

4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene is a molecule. It is an organic compound with the chemical formula C5H10. The molecule consists of a five-carbon chain with two double bonds in a cis configuration. The molecule is a colorless liquid at room temperature and pressure..

4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene is used as a monomer in the production of polymers. It is also used as a solvent and as a fuel..

4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene is produced by the catalytic dehydrogenation of 2-methyl-2-butene..

2-Methyl-2-butene + H2 → 4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene.

4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene is a flammable liquid with a boiling point of 51°C and a melting point of -47°C. The molecule is insoluble in water but is soluble in most organic solvents..

4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene is used as a monomer in the production of polymers. It is also used as a solvent and as a fuel..

4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene is produced by the catalytic dehydrogenation of 2-methyl-2-butene..

2-Methyl-2-butene + H2 → 4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene.

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

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

2D drawing

 

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4-Methyl-cis-2-Pentene

 

Molecule descriptors

 
IUPAC name4-methyl-cis-2-pentene
InChI codeInChI=1S/C8H18/c1-4-6-8(3)7-5-2/h8H,4-7H2,1-3H3
InChI KeyLGAQJENWWYGFSN-PLNGDYQASA-N
SMILESC(=C\C)\C(C)C

Other names (synonyms)

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Reference codes for other databases

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

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC name4-methyl-cis-2-pentene
Molecular formulaC6H12
Molecular weight84.1595
Melting point (ºC)-134
Boiling point (ºC)56
Density (g/cm3)0.670
Molar refractivity30.48
LogP2.2
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.