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

What is the P-Chlorophenol?

The molecule P-Chlorophenol presents a molecular formula of C6H5ClO and its IUPAC name is p-chlorophenol.

P-Chlorophenol is a molecule that has a wide variety of uses. It is used as a disinfectant, an antiseptic, and a herbicide. It is a white, crystalline solid that has a strong, unpleasant odor. It is soluble in water and is slightly soluble in alcohol..

P-Chlorophenol is produced by the chlorination of phenol. It is used as a disinfectant for hard surfaces, such as floors and walls. It is also used as an antiseptic for wounds and cuts. It is used as a herbicide to kill weeds..

P-Chlorophenol is a dangerous molecule. It is a skin irritant and can cause burns. It is also toxic if swallowed. If it comes into contact with the eyes, it can cause blindness..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of P-Chlorophenol 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 namep-chlorophenol
InChI codeInChI=1S/C12H14/c1-9(2)11-5-7-12(8-6-11)10(3)4/h5-8H,1,3H2,2,4H3

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 namep-chlorophenol
Molecular formulaC6H5ClO
Molecular weight128.556
Melting point (ºC)44
Boiling point (ºC)220
Density (g/cm3)1.306
Molar refractivity33.48
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.