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MedKoo CAT#: 318373

CAS#: 59-87-0

Description: Nitrofurazone is a topical anti-infective agent that is effective against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. It is used for superficial wounds and injuries and skin infections. Nitrofurazone has also been administered orally in the treatment of trypanosomiasis.

Price and Availability

Size Price Shipping out time Quantity
10g USD 90 2 Weeks
20g USD 150 2 Weeks
50g USD 250 2 Weeks
100g USD 450 2 Weeks
200g USD 650 2 Weeks
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Pricing updated 2020-11-23. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Nitrofurazone, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 318373
Name: Nitrofurazone
CAS#: 59-87-0
Chemical Formula: C6H6N4O4
Exact Mass: 198.0389
Molecular Weight: 198.1362
Elemental Analysis: C, 36.37; H, 3.05; N, 28.28; O, 32.30

Synonym: Nitrofurazone, Nitrofural, Furacin, Furacilin

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (E)-2-((5-nitrofuran-2-yl)methylene)hydrazinecarboxamide


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C6H6N4O4/c7-6(11)9-8-3-4-1-2-5(14-4)10(12)13/h1-3H,(H3,7,9,11)/b8-3+

SMILES Code: O=[N+]([O-])C1=CC=C(/C=N/NC(N)=O)O1

Technical Data

Solid powder

>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).

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).

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