|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||216.257 g/mol|
|Melting point||198 °C; 388 °F; 471 K|
|Boiling point||207 °C; 405 °F; 480 K (decomp)|
|Solubility in water||0.4 g/100 mL|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
6-APA is the chemical compound (+)-6-aminopenicillanic acid.
This useful compound can be made enzymatically, or chemically as follows, starting from penicillin G:
Weissenburger, H. W. O.; Van der Hoven, M. G.; Recl. Trav. Chim. Pays-Bas 1970, 89, 1081.
In 1958, Beecham scientists in the UK discovered the penicillin nucleus, 6-APA. From that starting material, a large number of new semisynthetic penicillins could be designed, whose activity was directed against problem infections.
- Synthesis of Penicillin: 6-Aminopenicillanic Acid in Penicillin Fermentations - F. R. Batchelor, F. P. Doyle, J. H. C. Nayler & G. N. Rolinson. Nature 183, 257-258 (24 January 1959) doi:10.1038/183257b0
- F.P. Doyle, J.H.C. Nayler, G.N. Rolinson US Patent 2,941,995, filed July 22, 1958, granted June 21, 1960. Recovery of solid 6-aminopenicillanic acid.