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

What is the Iodobenzene?

The molecule Iodobenzene presents a molecular formula of C6H11I and its IUPAC name is iodobenzene.

Iodobenzene is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5I. It is a colourless solid that is insoluble in water. It is used as a reagent in organic synthesis and as a catalyst in the production of polymers..

Iodobenzene is prepared by the iodination of benzene. The reaction is conducted in the presence of a catalyst, such as iron or antimony pentachloride..

Iodobenzene is a versatile reagent in organic synthesis. It is used in the synthesis of aryl iodides, aryl bromides, and aryl chlorides. It is also used in the synthesis of diaryl ketones and diaryl amines..

Iodobenzene is also used as a catalyst in the production of polymers. It is used in the production of polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, and polypropylene..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of Iodobenzene 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 nameiodobenzene
InChI codeInChI=1S/C9H18/c1-8(2)7-9-5-3-4-6-9/h8-9H,3-7H2,1-2H3

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 nameiodobenzene
Molecular formulaC6H11I
Molecular weight204.008
Melting point (ºC)-31
Boiling point (ºC)188
Density (g/cm3)1.831
Molar refractivity39.16
Topological polar surface area-

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.