hexanoic acid ethyl ester

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

What is hexanoic acid ethyl ester?

The molecule hexanoic acid ethyl ester presents a molecular formula of C8H16O2 and its IUPAC name is ethyl hexanoate.

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

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

2D drawing

 

hexanoic acid ethyl ester SHZIWNPUGXLXDT-UHFFFAOYSA-N chemical compound 2D structure molecule svg
hexanoic acid ethyl ester

 

Molecule descriptors

 
IUPAC namehexanoic acid ethyl ester
InChI codeInChI=1S/C8H16O2/c1-3-5-6-7-8(9)10-4-2/h3-7H2,1-2H3
InChI KeySHZIWNPUGXLXDT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILESCCCCCC(=O)OCC

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC nameethyl hexanoate
Molecular formulaC8H16O2
Molecular weight144.21
Melting point (ºC)
Boiling point (ºC)
Density (g/cm3)
Molar refractivity
LogP2.4
Topological polar surface area26.3

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.