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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(2S,3S,4R,6S)-6-{[(2R,3S,4R,5R,6S)-4-(dimethylamino)-5-hydroxy-6-{[(4R,6S,7R,9R,10R,11E,13E,16R)-10-hydroxy-5-methoxy-9,16-dimethyl-2-oxo-7-(2-oxoethyl)-4-(propanoyloxy)-1-oxacyclohexadeca-11,13-dien-6-yl]oxy}-2-methyloxan-3-yl]oxy}-4-hydroxy-2,4-dimethyloxan-3-yl propanoate
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
CAS Number 35457-80-8 YesY
ATC code J01FA03 (WHO)
PubChem CID 5382853
ChemSpider 4445365 YesY
KEGG D01339 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C41H67NO15
Molar mass 813.968 g/mol
Physical data
Melting point 155 to 156 °C (311 to 313 °F)
Solubility in water Soluble in acidic/low pH water; Very soluble in methanol, chloroform, ethyl acetate, benzene, ethyl ether; Almost completely in ethanol(>95.5) mg/mL (20 °C)

Midecamycin is a macrolide antibiotic. Synthesized from Streptomyces mycarofaciens.

Physical Properties[edit]

Melting point vary depending on the compound type. It may also vary depending on the source consulted. Example:

For the A1 type:

The Merck Index reports 155-156 Celsius. The Japanese Pharmacopoeia reports 153–158 Celsius.

For the A3 type:

The Merck Index reports 122-125 Celsius.