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

What is the 4-Cumylphenol?

The molecule 4-Cumylphenol presents a molecular formula of C15H16O and its IUPAC name is 4-cumylphenol.

A 4-Cumylphenol molecule is a molecule that contains a phenol group and a cumyl group. The phenol group is a aromatic ring with a hydroxyl group attached, and the cumyl group is a alkyl group with a methyl group attached. The 4-Cumylphenol molecule is a white solid at room temperature and is insoluble in water. It is used as a precursor for the production of resins, plastics, and other materials..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of 4-Cumylphenol 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-cumylphenol
InChI codeInChI=1S/C8H10O2/c1-2-10-8-5-3-7(9)4-6-8/h3-6,9H,2H2,1H3

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.

Reference codes for other databases

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

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC name4-cumylphenol
Molecular formulaC15H16O
Molecular weight212.287
Melting point (ºC)70
Boiling point (ºC)335
Density (g/cm3)-
Molar refractivity67.42
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.