Nitroxoline or 8-Hydroxy-5-nitroquinoline belongs to the class of organic compounds known as nitroquinolines and derivatives. It is a C-nitro compound and a monohydroxyquinoline in which the hydroxy group is positioned at C-8 with a nitro group trans to it at C-5. It is a urinary antibacterial agent active against susceptible gram-positive and gram-negative organisms commonly found in urinary tract infections. It functions as an antibiotic, an antifungal, and an anti-infective agent.
|Name of Product||Nitroxoline|
|Synonyms||NITROXOLINE, 5-nitroquinolin-8-ol, 8-Hydroxy-5-nitroquinoline, 5-Nitrox, Noxibiol, Nibiol, Noxin, Nitroxlina|
|Molecular Weight||190.16 g/mol|
|1||Appearance (Form)||Solid Powder|
|2||Appearance (Colour)||Light Yellow to Dark yellow|
|3||Solubility|| Alcohol: very slightly soluble
Diethyl ether: very slightly soluble
Hydrochloric acid: freely soluble (hot)
|4||Melting Point||180 °C|
Side effects associated with nitroxoline are as follows:
Q. Is Nitroxoline an antibiotic?
Nitroxoline is an antibiotic agent.
Q. Is Nitroxoline FDA approved?
Yes, Nitroxoline is an FDA-approved antibiotic that also has anticancer potential.
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