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

What is the 4-Isopropylphenol?

The molecule 4-Isopropylphenol presents a molecular formula of C9H12O and its IUPAC name is 4-isopropylphenol.

Isopropylphenol, also known as 2-phenyl-2-propanol or 2-propanol,2-phenyl-, is a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic odor. It is a member of the class of compounds known as alcohols, and its chemical formula is C13H16O..

Isopropylphenol is produced by the catalytic hydrogenation of phenol. It is used as a precursor to the production of resins, plastics, and other chemicals..

Isopropylphenol is a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic odor. It is insoluble in water, but miscible with organic solvents..

The physical properties of isopropylphenol depend on its molecular structure. The molecule consists of a phenyl group (C6H5) attached to a propyl group (C3H8)..

Isopropylphenol is a member of the class of compounds known as alcohols. Alcohols are molecules that contain a hydroxyl group (-OH) attached to a carbon atom..

The boiling point of isopropylphenol is 156°C and the melting point is -23°C. The molecule has a molar mass of 170.22 g/mol and a density of 0.964 g/cm³..

Isopropylphenol is used as a precursor to the production of resins, plastics, and other chemicals. It is also used as an antiseptic and disinfectant..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of 4-Isopropylphenol in x, y and z coordinates (Å units) to copy/paste elsewhere. Generated with Open Babel software.

2D drawing


4-Isopropylphenol YQUQWHNMBPIWGK-UHFFFAOYSA-N chemical compound 2D structure molecule svg


Molecule descriptors

IUPAC name4-isopropylphenol
InChI codeInChI=1S/C9H13NO/c1-11-9-4-2-8(3-5-9)6-7-10/h2-5H,6-7,10H2,1H3

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 name4-isopropylphenol
Molecular formulaC9H12O
Molecular weight136.191
Melting point (ºC)61
Boiling point (ºC)213
Density (g/cm3)-
Molar refractivity43.05
Topological polar surface area35.3

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.