2,2,2-trichloroacetic acid ethyl ester

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

What is 2,2,2-trichloroacetic acid ethyl ester?

The molecule 2,2,2-trichloroacetic acid ethyl ester presents a molecular formula of C4H5Cl3O2 and its IUPAC name is ethyl 2,2,2-tris(chloranyl)ethanoate.

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

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

2D drawing

 

2,2,2-trichloroacetic acid ethyl ester SJMLNDPIJZBEKY-UHFFFAOYSA-N chemical compound 2D structure molecule svg
2,2,2-trichloroacetic acid ethyl ester

 

Molecule descriptors

 
IUPAC name2,2,2-trichloroacetic acid ethyl ester
InChI codeInChI=1S/C4H5Cl3O2/c1-2-9-3(8)4(5,6)7/h2H2,1H3
InChI KeySJMLNDPIJZBEKY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILESCCOC(=O)C(Cl)(Cl)Cl

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC nameethyl 2,2,2-tris(chloranyl)ethanoate
Molecular formulaC4H5Cl3O2
Molecular weight191.44
Melting point (ºC)
Boiling point (ºC)
Density (g/cm3)
Molar refractivity
LogP
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.