Cycloheximide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Cycloheximide Properties


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Cycloheximide is an inhibitor of protein biosynthesis in eukaryotic organisms, produced by the bacterium Streptomyces griseus.Its effects are rapidly reversed by removing it from the culture medium.It is also used in hospital,research laboratories as an antibiotic, agricultural fungicide.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless Crystals
Boiling Point 491.8 °C
CAS Number 66-81-9
ChEBI 27641
Density 1.136 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-636-0
IUPAC Name 4-[2-(3,5-Dimethyl-2-Oxo-Cyclohexyl)-2-Hydroxyethyl]-2,6-Piperidinedione
InChI 1S/C15H23NO4/c1-8-3-9(2)15(20)11(4-8)12(17)5-10-6-13(18)16-14(19)7-10/h8-12,17H,3-7H2,1-2H3,(H,16,18,19)/t8-,9-,11-,12+/m0/s1
Melting Point 119.5–121 °C
Molar Mass 281.35 g/mol
Molecular Formula C15H23NO4
RTECS Number MA4375000
Synonyms Naramycin A;Hizarocin;Actidione;Actispray Kaken;U-4527;Acti-Aid;Acti-dione;Acti-dione BR;Acti-dione PM;Acti-dione TGF;Actidion;Cicloheximide;Cycloheximide;Neocycloheximide 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