Cephalosporin C

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Cephalosporin C
Cephalosporin C.svg
CAS number 61-24-5 YesY
PubChem 65536
ChemSpider 58980 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:15776 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C16H21N3O8S
Molar mass 415.42 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Cephalosporin C is an antibiotic of the cephalosporin class. It was isolated from fungi of the genus Acremonium and first characterized in 1961.[1] Although not a very active antibiotic itself, synthetic analogs of cephalosporin C, such as cefalotin, became some of the first marketed cephalosporin antibiotic drugs.


  1. ^ Abraham, E. P.; Newton, G. G. F. (1961). "Structure of cephalosporin C". Biochemical Journal 79: 377–393. PMC 1205850. PMID 13681080.