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Antimicrobial Name: Cefaclor (Ceclor, Ceclor CD)
CAS Number: 53994-73-3
Type of Antibiotic: Cephalosporins->Second Generation
Origin: Semi-synthetic
Functional Category: Antibiotic
Molecular Weight: 367.808
Mechanism of Action: Cefaclor (Ceclor, Ceclor CD), like the penicillins, is a beta-lactam antibiotic. By binding to specific penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) located inside the bacterial cell wall, it inhibits the third and last stage of bacterial cell wall synthesis. Cell lysis is then mediated by bacterial cell wall autolytic enzymes such as autolysins. It is possible that cefaclor interferes with an autolysin inhibitor.
Chemical Formula:

C15H14ClN3O4S

Solubility:

8.6 mg/mL

Melting point:

327°C

Comments:

Cefaclor (Ceclor, Ceclor CD), also known as cefachlor or cefaclorum, is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia and ear, lung, skin, throat, and urinary tract infections.