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

What is the M-Chlorobenzaldehyde?

The molecule M-Chlorobenzaldehyde presents a molecular formula of C7H5ClO and its IUPAC name is m-chlorobenzaldehyde.

M-Chlorobenzaldehyde is a molecule consisting of a benzene ring with a chloro substituent at the meta position. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, almond-like odor. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in organic solvents..

M-Chlorobenzaldehyde is used as a starting material for the synthesis of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and other organic compounds. It is also used as a reagent in organic chemistry..

M-Chlorobenzaldehyde is produced by the chlorination of benzaldehyde. The reaction is conducted in the presence of a catalyst, such as iron chloride..

M-Chlorobenzaldehyde is a dangerous fire hazard. It should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from heat and ignition sources..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of M-Chlorobenzaldehyde 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 namem-chlorobenzaldehyde
InChI codeInChI=1S/C10H10O2/c1-7(11)9-4-3-5-10(6-9)8(2)12/h3-6H,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 namem-chlorobenzaldehyde
Molecular formulaC7H5ClO
Molecular weight140.567
Melting point (ºC)18
Boiling point (ºC)214
Density (g/cm3)1.241
Molar refractivity36.84
Topological polar surface area34.1

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.