For our chemistry homework, we have to write the chemical equation for Penicillin.


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    $\begingroup$ Um, if you could simply google "penicillin" and go to images, there's the structure right there. Please show some basic research before posting a question. $\endgroup$ – Pritt Balagopal May 10 '17 at 15:36
  1. Synthesis

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For more details, see biosynthesis of penicillin.

  1. Reaction

I am not able to comprehend what do you mean by reaction? Is it chemical reaction or biological reaction? Please clarify. For details, see mechanistic action of penicillin of body which gives details of how penicillin acts on the body biologically. For more details, see here. Here is a chemical reaction of penicillin G:

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It reacts with $\ce{Me3SiCl, PCl5/CH2Cl2, PhNMe2}$ and Pen-acyclase.

  1. Use in medical industry

Penicillin antibiotics were among the first medications to be effective against many bacterial infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci. Penicillins are still widely used today.

All information taken from wikipedia article of penicillin.

  • $\begingroup$ I edited your post and make the first picture more clearer. I hope your ok with that. $\endgroup$ – Pritt Balagopal May 31 '17 at 16:46

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