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

What is the Roflumilast?

The molecule Roflumilast presents a molecular formula of C17H14Cl2F2N2O3 and its IUPAC name is 3-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-N-(3,5-dichloropyridin-4-yl)-4-(difluoromethoxy)benzamide.

Roflumilast (trade name Daxas) is a drug for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor..

Roflumilast was developed by German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. It was approved for use in the European Union in 2009, and in the United States in 2011..

The most common side effects of roflumilast are diarrhoea, nausea, weight loss, headache, and dizziness..

Roflumilast is a prescription drug and should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare professional..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

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

2D drawing


Roflumilast MNDBXUUTURYVHR-UHFFFAOYSA-N chemical compound 2D structure molecule svg


Molecule descriptors

IUPAC name3-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-N-(3,5-dichloropyridin-4-yl)-4-(difluoromethoxy)benzamide
InChI codeInChI=1S/C17H14Cl2F2N2O3/c18-11-6-22-7-12(19)15(11)23-16(24)10-3-4-13(26-17(20)21)14(5-10)25-8-9-1-2-9/h3-7,9,17H,1-2,8H2,(H,22,23,24)

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.

  • 0P6C6ZOP5U
  • 162401-32-3
  • 1xmu
  • 1xoq
  • 3- cyclo-propylmethoxy-4-difluoromethoxy-N- [3, 5-di-chloropyrid-4-yl]- benzamid
  • 3-(Cyclopropylmethoxy)-N-(3,5-dichloro-4-pyridinyl)-4-(difluoromethoxy)benzamide
  • 3-Cyclopropylmethoxy-N-(3,5-dichloropyridin-4-yl)-4-(difluoromethoxy)benzamide
  • 3-cyclopropylmethoxy-4-difluoromethoxy-N-(3,5-di-chloropyrid-4-yl)benzamide
  • 3g4l
  • 401R323
  • A24672
  • AB01565852_02
  • AC-23383
  • ACT02619
  • AM84550
  • AMY4219
  • APTA 2217
  • APTA-2217
  • ARQ-151/Zoryve (roflumilast cream)
  • AS-14120
  • B 9302-107
  • B-9302-107
  • B9302-107
  • BCP03736
  • BCP0726000146
  • BDBM14774
  • BR164364
  • BY 217
  • BY-217
  • BY217
  • BYK 20869
  • BYK-20869
  • BYK20869
  • Benzamide, 3-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-N-(3,5-dichloro-4-pyridinyl)-4-(difluoromethoxy)-
  • Benzamide, 3-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-N-(3,5-dichloro-4-pyridinyl)-4-(difluoromethoxy)-
  • CCG-268678
  • CS-0963
  • D05744
  • DB01656
  • Daliresp
  • EX-A059
  • FT-0660846
  • GTPL6962
  • HMS3655P21
  • HMS3748C19
  • HMS3884F09
  • HY-15455
  • J-510858
  • Libertek
  • MFCD00938270
  • MLS006010074
  • NCGC00346566-01
  • NCGC00346566-09
  • PB29130
  • Q693482
  • R0193
  • ROF
  • Roflumilast
  • Roflumilast (Daxas)
  • Roflumilast (JAN/USAN/INN)
  • Roflumilast- Bio-X
  • SMR002530074
  • SW220196-1
  • SY008710
  • n-(3,5-dichloropyridin-4-yl)-4-difluoromethoxy-3-cyclopropylmethoxybenzamide
  • roflumilastum
  • s2131

Reference codes for other databases

There exist several different chemical codes commonly used in orded to identify molecules:
  • ZINC592419
  • AKOS005146309
  • BRD-K03194791-001-02-2
  • DTXSID8044123
  • CHEMBL193240
  • CHEBI:47657
  • SCHEMBL19158

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC name3-(cyclopropylmethoxy)-N-(3,5-dichloropyridin-4-yl)-4-(difluoromethoxy)benzamide
Molecular formulaC17H14Cl2F2N2O3
Molecular weight403.207
Melting point (ºC)
Boiling point (ºC)
Density (g/cm3)
Molar refractivity93.86
Topological polar surface area60.5

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.