A summary of the most common chemical descriptors (InChI Key and SMILES codes) for 4-Fluorobenzamide are summarized together with 3D and 2D structures and relevant physico-chemical properties.

What is the 4-Fluorobenzamide?

The molecule 4-Fluorobenzamide presents a molecular formula of C7H6FNO and its IUPAC name is 4-fluorobenzamide.

4-Fluorobenzamide is a molecule with the chemical formula C6H5FN2O. It is a white solid that is soluble in water and organic solvents. It has a melting point of 108-109 °C and a boiling point of 216-217 °C..

4-Fluorobenzamide is used as a herbicide and as an intermediate in the synthesis of dyes and pharmaceuticals. It is also used as a reagent in organic synthesis..

4-Fluorobenzamide is a member of the class of benzamides that are substituted at the fourth position of the benzamide moiety by a fluorine atom..

4-Fluorobenzamide is a potent inhibitor of the enzyme carbonic anhydrase. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of various cancer cell lines in vitro..

4-Fluorobenzamide has been shown to cause developmental toxicity in animals. Exposure to high levels of 4-fluorobenzamide during pregnancy can result in birth defects in the offspring..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of 4-Fluorobenzamide 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 name4-fluorobenzamide
InChI codeInChI=1S/C12H9F/c13-12-8-6-11(7-9-12)10-4-2-1-3-5-10/h1-9H

Other names (synonyms)

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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 name4-fluorobenzamide
Molecular formulaC7H6FNO
Molecular weight139.127
Melting point (ºC)155
Boiling point (ºC)-
Density (g/cm3)-
Molar refractivity34.49
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.