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IUPAC name: see chemistry section
Formula: C17H15N7Na2O8S4

 Uses: antibiotic drug

 Properties: beta-lactam

 Hazards: see drug interactions

Mass (g/mol): CAS #:

Cefotetan is a second generation cephalosporin class of antibiotic drug used to treat bacterial infections. It is a broad-spectrum drug with beta-lactamase resistance.


Cefotetan is an antibiotic substance based on it core beta-lactam structure common to all cephalosporin drugs and similar to the core structure of the penicillins. It is sold as the disodium salt of [6R-(6α,7α)]-7-[[[4-(2-amino-1-carboxy-2-oxoethylidene)-1,3-dithietan-2-yl]carbonyl]amino]-7-methoxy-3-[[(1-methyl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)thio]methyl]-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid.


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