Mafenide Free Base

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MedKoo CAT#: 414319

CAS#: 138-39-6 (free base)

Description: Mafenide Free Base is a sulfonamide that inhibits the enzyme CARBONIC ANHYDRASE and is used as a topical anti-bacterial agent, especially in burn therapy.

Chemical Structure

Mafenide Free Base
CAS# 138-39-6 (free base)

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 414319
Name: Mafenide Free Base
CAS#: 138-39-6 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C7H10N2O2S
Exact Mass: 186.0463
Molecular Weight: 186.23
Elemental Analysis: C, 45.15; H, 5.41; N, 15.04; O, 17.18; S, 17.22

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Related CAS #: 138-39-6 (free base)   12001-72-8 (propionate)   138-37-4 (HCl)   138-39-6 (acetate)  

Synonym: Mafenide Free Base; NSC34632; NSC-34632; NSC 34632

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-(aminomethyl)benzenesulfonamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C7H10N2O2S/c8-5-6-1-3-7(4-2-6)12(9,10)11/h1-4H,5,8H2,(H2,9,10,11)

SMILES Code: NCc1ccc(S(=O)(N)=O)cc1

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: To be determined

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: To be determined

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 186.23 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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