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MedKoo CAT#: 317457

CAS#: 3577-01-3

Description: Cefaloglycin is a first-generation semisynthetic cephalosporin with antibacterial activity. Cephaloglycin binds to and inactivates penicillin-binding proteins located on the inner membrane of the bacterial cell wall. This results in the weakening of the bacterial cell wall and causes cell lysis.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 3577-01-3

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 317457
Name: Cefaloglycin
CAS#: 3577-01-3
Chemical Formula: C18H19N3O6S
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 405.42
Elemental Analysis: C, 53.32; H, 4.72; N, 10.36; O, 23.68; S, 7.91

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Related CAS #: 22202-75-1 (dihydrate)   3577-01-3  

Synonym: Cefaloglycin; cephaloglycin. Kafocin, Kefglycin, Lilly 39435

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (6R,7R)-3-(acetyloxymethyl)-7-[[(2R)-2-amino-2-phenylacetyl]amino]-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H19N3O6S/c1-9(22)27-7-11-8-28-17-13(16(24)21(17)14(11)18(25)26)20-15(23)12(19)10-5-3-2-4-6-10/h2-6,12-13,17H,7-8,19H2,1H3,(H,20,23)(H,25,26)/t12-,13-,17-/m1/s1


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: Soluble in DMSO, not in water

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

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

Certificate of Analysis:

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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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