Artesunate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Artesunate Properties


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Artesunate is part of the artemisinin group of drugs that treat malaria. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin that is water-soluble and may therefore be given by injection. Artesunate is also used to treat less severe forms of malaria when it can be given orally, but should always be taken with a second antimalarial such as mefloquine or amodiaquine to avoid the development of resistance.Artesunate is prepared from dihydroartemisinin (DHA) by reacting it with succinic acid anhydride in basic medium.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 83507-69-1,88495-63-0
Molar Mass 384.421 g/mol
Molecular Formula C19H28O8 uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X