Ethyl Heptanoate

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

What is the Ethyl Heptanoate?

The molecule Ethyl Heptanoate presents a molecular formula of C9H18O2 and its IUPAC name is ethyl heptanoate.

Ethyl Heptanoate is a clear, colourless liquid with a fruity, banana-like odour. It is insoluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents..

Ethyl Heptanoate is used as a flavour and fragrance ingredient in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products. It can be found in banana, pineapple and grapefruit flavours, as well as in some floral and musk fragrances..

The main potential health concern associated with Ethyl Heptanoate is skin sensitisation. Some people may develop an allergic reaction when they come into contact with this substance..

If you are concerned about the potential health effects of Ethyl Heptanoate, you can find more information on the Safety Data Sheets available from the suppliers of this substance..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

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

2D drawing


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Ethyl Heptanoate


Molecule descriptors

IUPAC nameethyl heptanoate
InChI codeInChI=1S/C11H12O4/c1-3-14-11(13)9-4-6-10(7-5-9)15-8(2)12/h4-7H,3H2,1-2H3

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 nameethyl heptanoate
Molecular formulaC9H18O2
Molecular weight158.238
Melting point (ºC)-66
Boiling point (ºC)189
Density (g/cm3)0.870
Molar refractivity46.66
Topological polar surface area52.6

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.