Isotretinoin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Isotretinoin Properties


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Isotretinoin is a medication used for the treatment of severe acne. It is sometimes used in prevention of certain skin cancers.Isotretinoin noticeably reduces the production of sebum and shrinks the sebaceous glands. It stabilises keratinization and prevents comedones from forming. It also reduces inflammation in moderate-severe inflammatory acne.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Yellow-Orange Crystalline Powder
Brand Name Accutane Roche;Accutane(Canada,Ontario);Amnesteem;Sotret;Claravis
CAS Number 4759-48-2
EINECS Number 225-296-0
IUPAC Name Retinoic Acid
InChI 1S/C20H28O2/c1-15(8-6-9-16(2)14-19(21)22)11-12-18-17(3)10-7-13-20(18,4)5/h6,8-9,11-12,14H,7,10,13H2,1-5H3,(H,21,22)
Melting Point 172-175°C
Molar Mass 300.44 g/mol
Molecular Formula C20H28O2
RTECS Number VH6440000
Solubility Insoluble