Clioquinol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Clioquinol Properties


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Clioquinol is an antifungal drug and antiprotozoal drug. It is neurotoxic in large doses. Clioquinol is a member of a family of drugs called hydroxyquinolines which inhibit certain enzymes related to DNA replication. Clioquinol is a constituent of the prescription medicine Vioform, which is a topical antifungal treatment. It is also used in the form of a cream in the treatment of inflammatory skin disorders.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Cream-colored to brownish-yellow powder
Boiling Point 350.4°Cat760mmHg
CAS Number 130-26-7
ChEBI 108193
Density 2.047g/cm3
IUPAC Name 5-chloro-7-iodo-quinolin-8-ol
Melting Point 175-183 ºC
Molar Mass 305.499 g/mol
Molecular Formula C9H5ClINO
NFPA 704 H-1, F-1, R-0, C-NA
RTECS Number VC5075000
Solubility <0.1 g/100 mL at 20 ºC
Synonyms Ala-Quin;Alchloquin;Alchoquin;Alioform;Iodo Chloro Hydroxy Quinoline;Iodochlorhydroxyquin;iodochlorhydroxyquine