Hemin

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For the given name, see Hemin (given name).
Hemin
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Chloro[3,7,12,17-tetramethyl-8,13-divinylporphyrin-2,18-dipropanoato(2−)]iron(III)
Clinical data
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Pregnancy cat. C (US)
Legal status -only (US)
Routes Intravenous infusion
Identifiers
CAS number 16009-13-5 YesY
ATC code B06AB01
PubChem CID 5318002
ChemSpider 21160444 YesY
UNII 743LRP9S7N YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL1628226 N
Chemical data
Formula C34H32ClFeN4O4 
Mol. mass 651.94 g/mol
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Hemin (trade name Panhematin) is an iron-containing porphyrin.[1] More specifically, it is Protoporphyrin IX containing a ferric iron ion (Heme B) with a chloride ligand.

It is used in the management of porphyria attacks, particularly in acute intermittent porphyria.

It is sometimes distinguished from Hematin which has a hydroxide ligand in place of the chloride. However, the terms are sometimes equated.[2]

Hematin is considered the "X factor" required for the growth of Haemophilus influenzae.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "hemin" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ "hematin" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Sherris, John C.; Ryan, Kenneth J.; Ray, C. L. (2004). Sherris medical microbiology: an introduction to infectious diseases. New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 395. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9. 

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