1-Nitronaphthalene

A summary of the most common chemical descriptors (InChI Key and SMILES codes) for 1-Nitronaphthalene are summarized together with 3D and 2D structures and relevant physico-chemical properties.

What is the 1-Nitronaphthalene?

The molecule 1-Nitronaphthalene presents a molecular formula of C10H7NO2 and its IUPAC name is 1-nitronaphthalene.

1-Nitronaphthalene is a molecule composed of one nitrogen and one naphthalene atom. It is a pale yellow solid that is insoluble in water. It is used as a starting material in the synthesis of dyes and pharmaceuticals..

1-Nitronaphthalene is a molecule composed of one nitrogen and one naphthalene atom. It is a pale yellow solid that is insoluble in water. It is used as a starting material in the synthesis of dyes and pharmaceuticals..

1-Nitronaphthalene is produced by the nitration of naphthalene. The nitration of naphthalene is a two-step process. In the first step, naphthalene is treated with nitric acid to produce nitronaphthalene. In the second step, the nitronaphthalene is treated with sulfuric acid to produce the final product..

1-Nitronaphthalene is used as a starting material in the synthesis of dyes and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as an insecticide..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of 1-Nitronaphthalene in x, y and z coordinates (Å units) to copy/paste elsewhere. Generated with Open Babel software.

2D drawing

 

1-Nitronaphthalene RJKGJBPXVHTNJL-UHFFFAOYSA-N chemical compound 2D structure molecule svg
1-Nitronaphthalene

 

Molecule descriptors

 
IUPAC name1-nitronaphthalene
InChI codeInChI=1S/C3H7NO2/c1-2-3-4(5)6/h2-3H2,1H3
InChI KeyRJKGJBPXVHTNJL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES[N+](=O)(c1c2c(ccc1)cccc2)[O-]

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 name1-nitronaphthalene
Molecular formulaC10H7NO2
Molecular weight173.168
Melting point (ºC)58
Boiling point (ºC)304
Density (g/cm3)1.220
Molar refractivity52.77
LogP3.3
Topological polar surface area45.8

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.