Ciprofloxacin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Ciprofloxacin Properties


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Ciprofloxacin is a synthetic chemotherapeutic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class. It is a second-generation fluoroquinolone antibacterial. It kills bacteria by interfering with the enzymes that cause DNA to rewind after being copied, which stops synthesis of DNA and of protein.Ciprofloxacin is used to treat a infections of bones and joints, endocarditis, gastroenteritis, malignant otitis externa, respiratory tract infections, cellulitis, urinary tract infections, prostatitis, anthrax, chancroid.Ciprofloxacin can alter and be altered by the metabolism and effects of other drugs, resulting in some significant drug-drug interactions that may affect the musculoskeletal, central nervous, renal, and other systems.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Powder
Boiling Point 581.8°C
Brand Name Bacquinor;Baycip;Bernoflox;Ciflox;Cifloxin;Ciloxan;Ciprinol;Cipro;Cipro I.V.;Cipro XL;Cipro XR;Ciprobay;Ciprocinol;Ciprodar;Cipromycin;Ciproquinol;Ciproxan;Ciproxin;Flociprin;Floxin;Ocuflox;Proquin XR;Septicide;Velomonit
CAS Number 85721-33-1
Density 1.461 g/cm3
IUPAC Name 1-Cyclopropyl-6-Fluoro-4-Oxo-7-Piperazin-1-Yl-Quinoline-3-Carboxylic Acid
InChI 1S/C17H18FN3O3/c18-13-7-11-14(8-15(13)20-5-3-19-4-6-20)21(10-1-2-10)9-12(16(11)22)17(23)24/h7-10,19H,1-6H2,(H,23,24)
Melting Point 255-257°C
Molar Mass 331.341 g/mol
Molecular Formula C17H18FN3O3 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