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IUPAC name: see chemistry section
Formula: C18H19N3O5S

 Uses: antibiotic drug

 Properties: beta-lactam

 Hazards: see drug interactions

Mass (g/mol): CAS #:
389.4260 92665-29-7

Cefprozil, also called cefprozilo (INN-Spanish) and cefprozilum (INN-Latin), is a second-generation cephalosporin type of antibiotic medication used to treat bacterial infections. It is sold under the brand names Arzimol®, Brisoral®, Cronocef®, Procef® and Serozil®.


The IUPAC name for cefprozil is (6R,7R)-7-[[(2R)-2-amino-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetyl]amino]-8-oxo-3-[(E)-prop-1-enyl]-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid. It has a molecule formula C18H19N3O5S and an average molecule mass of 389.4260 gram/mole. Its antibacterial activity is due to the presence of a beta-lactam core structure, which binds with penicillin-binding proteins within bacteria, thus inhibiting bacterial cell wall synthesis.


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