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  • Chemical Name: Minocycline
  • CAS No.:10118-90-8
  • MF:C23H27N3O7
  • MW:457.48
  • Purity:≥99% or according to customer requested
  • Product Categories: API; Tetracycline drugs; Pharmaceuticals;Antibiotics
  • Test method: HPLC


What is Minocycline?

Minocycline is a tetracycline analogue having a dimethylamino group at position 7 and lacking the methyl and hydroxy groups at position 5. It has a role as an antibacterial drug and an Escherichia coli metabolite. It is a member of tetracyclines, a tetracenomycin and a tertiary alpha-hydroxy ketone. It is a conjugate acid of a minocycline(1-). It is a tautomer of a minocycline zwitterion. (Source: ChEBI)

Basic information    

Product Name: Minocycline
Synonyms: minocyclin; Minociclina; Minocyn; Minocyclinum; Tri-minocycline; Borymycin;  
CAS: 10118-90-8
MF: C23H27N3O7
MW: 457.48
EINECS: 800-277-5
Chemical Structure


Chemical Properties    

alpha  D25 -166° (c = 0.524)
Boiling point  563.31°C (rough estimate)
density  1.3283 (rough estimate)
refractive index  1.6500 (estimate)
pka pKa 2.8 (Uncertain);5.0 (Uncertain);7.8 (Uncertain);9.5 (Uncertain)
Water Solubility  52g/L(25 ºC)
Minocycline Uses And Synthesis     

Minocycline belongs to the class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics, who has a broader spectrum than the other members of the group. Identified as a long-acting type, it is used to treat infections induced by certain kinds of bacteria. Minocycline is commonly used in the treatment of skin infections, such as inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris. It is also used for other skin infections, such as MRSA and Lyme disease. Besides, minocycline is effective to treat urinary tract infections, gallbladder infections, and respiratory tract infections like bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and it is also used for treating Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus and other infections caused by the typhus group of bacteria and tick fevers caused by rickettsiae, etc.

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