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6-Aminopenicillanic acid
6-Aminopenicillanic acid
IUPAC name
Identifiers
CAS number 551-16-6 Yes check.svgY
PubChem 11082
SMILES
InChI
InChI key NGHVIOIJCVXTGV-ALEPSDHEBW
ChemSpider ID 10611
Properties
Molecular formula C8H12N2O3S
Molar mass 216.25 g/mol
Melting point

198 - 200 °C

Boiling point

> 200 °C (decomposes)

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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

6-APA is the chemical compound (+)-6-aminopenicillanic acid. [1]

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Use

6-APA is the core of penicillins. It is obtained from the fermentation brew of the Penicillium mold and used as the main starting block for the preparation of numerous semisynthetic penicillins.

References

  1. ^ F.P. Doyle, J.H.C. Nayler, G.N. Rolinson US Patent 2,941,995, filed July 22, 1958, granted June 21, 1960. Recovery of solid 6-aminopenicillanic acid.

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