Ethyl Methacrylate

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

What is the Ethyl Methacrylate?

The molecule Ethyl Methacrylate presents a molecular formula of C6H10O2 and its IUPAC name is ethyl methacrylate.

Ethyl methacrylate is a synthetic organic compound with the chemical formula C5H8O2. It is a clear liquid with a pungent odor. It is soluble in water and is used as a monomer in the production of synthetic polymers..

Ethyl methacrylate is produced by the reaction of methacrylic acid and ethanol. It is used as a monomer in the production of synthetic polymers such as polymethyl methacrylate and polyethyl methacrylate. These polymers are used in adhesives, paints, and coatings..

Ethyl methacrylate is a skin and eye irritant. Exposure to high concentrations of the vapor or liquid can cause respiratory tract irritation. Prolonged exposure can cause liver and kidney damage..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

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

2D drawing


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Ethyl Methacrylate


Molecule descriptors

IUPAC nameethyl methacrylate
InChI codeInChI=1S/C7H14O2/c1-5-9-6(8)7(2,3)4/h5H2,1-4H3

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 nameethyl methacrylate
Molecular formulaC6H10O2
Molecular weight114.142
Melting point (ºC)-
Boiling point (ºC)119
Density (g/cm3)0.920
Molar refractivity31.77
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.