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Sulfanilamide
Systematic (IUPAC) name
4-aminobenzenesulfonamide
Identifiers
CAS number 63-74-1
ATC code J01EB06 D06BA05 QJ01EQ06
PubChem 5333
DrugBank APRD00438
Chemical data
Formula C 6H8N2O2S 
Mol. mass 172.20 g/mol
Physical data
Density 1.08 g/cm³
Melt. point 165 °C (329 °F)
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Sulfanilamide is a sulfonamide antibacterial. Chemically, it is a molecule containing the sulfonamide functional group attached to an aniline.

The term "sulfanilamides" is also used to describe a family of molecules containing these functional groups. Examples include:

Gerhard Domagk and Jacques and Therese Trefouel (1935) are generally credited with the discovery of sulfanilamide as a chemotherapeutic agent. Domagk was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work.

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