A summary of the most common chemical descriptors (InChI Key and SMILES codes) for propane-1-thiol are summarized together with 3D and 2D structures and relevant physico-chemical properties.

What is propane-1-thiol?

The molecule propane-1-thiol presents a molecular formula of C3H8S and its IUPAC name is propane-1-thiol.

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of propane-1-thiol 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 namepropane-1-thiol
InChI codeInChI=1S/C3H8S/c1-2-3-4/h4H,2-3H2,1H3

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC namepropane-1-thiol
Molecular formulaC3H8S
Molecular weight76.16
Melting point (ºC)
Boiling point (ºC)
Density (g/cm3)
Molar refractivity
Topological polar surface area1

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.