• 6-Aminopenicillanic acid

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Description
6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA, (+)-6-aminopenicillanic acid) is the chemical core or "nucleus" of penicillin antibiotics. 6-aminopenicillanic acid has been used as a starting compound to develop semisynthetic penicillin antibiotics.
 

    CAS Number

    551-16-6

    Molecular Formula

    C8H12N2O3S

    Molecular Weight

    216.26

Applications

    Application

    6-aminopenicillanic acid can be used as a a starting material to synthesize penicillin antibiotics.

Specifications

    Appearance

    White or almost white crystalline powder

    Impurity Profile

    Penicillin G K: Not more than 0.1%
    Phenylacetic Acid: Not more than 0.1%

    Absorbance

    425nm - Less than 0.025; Transmittance: 500nm - Not less than 90.0%

    pH

    3.5 – 4.5

    Optical Rotation

    +265.0°-+285.0°

    Assay

    Not less than 96.0%

    Loss on Drying

    Not more than 0.20%

References

    References

    International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Volume 29, Issue 5, May 2007, Page 613

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