Penamecillin
Systematic (IUPAC) name
(acetyloxy)methyl (2S,5R,6R)-3,3-dimethyl-7-oxo-6-[(phenylacetyl)amino]-4-thia-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane-2-carboxylate
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com
Legal status
?
Identifiers
CAS number  YesY
ATC code J01
PubChem
ChemSpider  N
UNII  YesY
KEGG  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C19H22N2O6S 
Mol. mass 406.45278
 N   

Penamecillin, an acetoxymethyl ester of benzylpenicillin, is a prodrug processed to benzylpenicillin by esterases.[1]

References

  1. ^ Agersborg HPK; Batchelor, A; Cambridge, GW; Rule, AW (1966). "THE PHARMACOLOGY OF PENAMECILLIN". Brit. J. Pharmacol. 26 (3): 649–55.