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

What is the 4-(Methylmercapto)phenol?

The molecule 4-(Methylmercapto)phenol presents a molecular formula of C7H8OS and its IUPAC name is 4-(methylmercapto)phenol.

Phenol, also known as carbolic acid, is an aromatic organic compound with the molecular formula C6H5OH. It is a white crystalline solid that is volatile and has a strong, unpleasant odor. Phenol is produced naturally by many organisms, but most notably by bacteria in the genus Pseudomonas. It is also a by-product of the combustion of coal and petroleum..

Phenol is a versatile molecule that has a wide range of applications. It is used as a disinfectant, antiseptic, and local anesthetic. It is also a key ingredient in many household cleaning products. In the laboratory, phenol is used as a reagent in organic synthesis..

The 4-(methylmercapto)phenol molecule is a derivative of phenol in which a methyl group is attached to the mercapto group. This molecule is used as an antifungal agent. It is also used in the synthesis of dyes and pigments..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of 4-(Methylmercapto)phenol 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 name4-(methylmercapto)phenol
InChI codeInChI=1S/C7H6N2/c8-5-6-1-3-7(9)4-2-6/h1-4H,9H2

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.

Reference codes for other databases

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

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC name4-(methylmercapto)phenol
Molecular formulaC7H8OS
Molecular weight140.203
Melting point (ºC)87
Boiling point (ºC)-
Density (g/cm3)-
Molar refractivity40.19
Topological polar surface area49.8

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.