Agent Name

Oxytetracycline

CAS Number

79-57-2

Formula

C22-H24-N2-O9

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Oxytetracycline (anhydrous); 2-Naphthacenecarboxamide, 4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,6,10,12,12a-hexahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-; 5-Hydroxytetracycline; Adamycin; Antibiotic TM 25; Berkmycen; Biostat; Biostat PA; Dabicycline; Fanterrin; Geomycin; Geomycin (Streptomyces vimosus); Geotilin; Imperacin; LA 200; Lenocycline; Liquamycin; Liquamycin LA 200; Macocyn; Mycoshield TMQTHC 20; OTC; OTC (antibiotic); Oksisyklin; Ossitetraciclina [DCIT]; Oxitetraciclina [INN-Spanish]; Oxitetracyclin; Oxitetracyclinum; Oxy-kesso-tetra; Oxymycin; Oxymykoin; Oxypam; Oxysteclin; Oxyterracin; Oxyterracine; Oxyterracyne; Oxytetracyclin; Oxytetracycline amphoteric; Oxytetracyclinum [INN-Latin]; Pennox 200; Proteroxyna; Riomitsin; Ryomycin; Solkaciclina; Stevacin; Tarocyn; Tarosin; Teravit; Terrafungine; Terramicina Oftalmica; Terramitsin; Terramycin; Terramycin Q50; Terramycin im; Tetrachel; Tetracycline, 5-hydroxy-; Tetran; Ursocyclin; Ursocycline; Vendarcin; 2-Naphthacenecarboxamide, 4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,6,10,12,12a-hexahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-, (4S,4aR,5S,5aR,6S,12aS)-; 2-Naphthacenecarboxamide, 4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,6,10,12,12a-hexahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-, (4S-(4alpha,4aalpha,5alpha,5aalpha,6beta,12aalpha))-; [ChemIDplus] (4S,4alphaR,5S,5aR,6S,12aalphaS)-4-(Dimethylamino)-1,4,4a,5,5a,6,11,12a-octahydro-3,5,6,10,12,12a-hexahydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide; Glomycin; Hydroxytetracycline; [Merck Index]

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Description

Light yellow to tan solid; [HSDB] Pale yellow to tan crystalline powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antibiotic and to treat lethal yellowing in palm trees; [Merck Index] The calcium and monohydrochloride salts are registered for use to control fire blight of pears, pear decline, bacterial spot on peaches and nectarines, lethal yellowing of coconut palm, lethal decline of pritchardia palm, and as an antifoulant in marine paints; Oxytetracycline is no longer registered for use in the US; [Reference #1] Used as an antibacterial in fish and lobster aquaculture, as a dye to mark fish in aquaculture, as a feed additive for chicken, turkey, and swine, in agriculture, and as a human and veterinary medication; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; Chronic exposure may cause blood, reproductive, and fetal effects; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Tetracycline."

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Vapor Pressure

9.68E-25 mm Hg

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