Methyl 2-Methoxybenzoate

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

What is the Methyl 2-Methoxybenzoate?

The molecule Methyl 2-Methoxybenzoate presents a molecular formula of C9H10O3 and its IUPAC name is methyl 2-methoxybenzoate.

Methyl 2-methoxybenzoate is a molecule with the chemical formula C9H10O3. It is a white solid that is soluble in organic solvents. It has a strong floral odor..

Methyl 2-methoxybenzoate is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and personal care products. It is also used as a food flavoring and as a pharmaceutical intermediate..

Methyl 2-methoxybenzoate is produced by the methylation of 2-methoxybenzoic acid..

Methyl 2-methoxybenzoate is a member of the class of methoxybenzoates that is methoxybenzoic acid in which one of the hydrogens of the phenyl ring is replaced by a methyl group..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

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

2D drawing


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Methyl 2-Methoxybenzoate


Molecule descriptors

IUPAC namemethyl 2-methoxybenzoate
InChI codeInChI=1S/C9H10O3/c1-11-8-5-3-4-7(6-8)9(10)12-2/h3-6H,1-2H3

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 namemethyl 2-methoxybenzoate
Molecular formulaC9H10O3
Molecular weight166.174
Melting point (ºC)-
Boiling point (ºC)248
Density (g/cm3)1.157
Molar refractivity44.21
Topological polar surface area35.5

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.