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Commitments and Contingencies (Details Textual)

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Commitments and Contingencies (Details Textual) - USD ($)
1 Months Ended
Oct. 13, 2016
May 02, 2016
Nov. 02, 2015
Oct. 08, 2015
May 31, 2016
Feb. 29, 2016
Sep. 30, 2016
Apr. 30, 2016
Jan. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Oct. 31, 2015
Aug. 31, 2015
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Class of Warrant or Right, Number of Securities Called by Warrants or Rights         107,802              
Class of Warrant or Right, Exercise Price of Warrants or Rights         $ 7.50              
Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Liabilities         $ 1,000,000              
Business Combination, Consideration Transferred, Equity Interests Issued and Issuable         750,000              
Moleculin LLC [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Payments for Other Fees         306,186              
Business Combination, Recognized Identifiable Assets Acquired and Liabilities Assumed, Liabilities             $ 1,205,564          
Patent Law Firm [Member] | Minimum Fee and patent Expenses [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Contractual Obligation, Total                   $ 42,504 $ 65,504  
Bonwick Capital Partners LLC [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Letter Agreements Terms           the Company agreed to: a) pay success fees equal to 7% of the gross proceeds from any form of financing; and b) issue five-year warrants to purchase 7% of the Company’s equity securities sold with a cashless exercise provision, exercisable at 125% of the price per share of the Company’s common stock paid by investors in the transaction. In addition, the Company agreed to reimburse Bonwick for all of its out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the offering, not to exceed $25,000, and fees and expenses of their counsel not to exceed $100,000.            
Success Fee Percentage           7.00%            
Class of Warrant or Right, Percentage of Securities Called by Warrants or Rights           7.00%            
Class of Warrant or Right, Exercise Price Percentage Threshold           125.00%            
Payments for Underwriting Expense           $ 50,000            
Bonwick Capital Partners LLC [Member] | IPO [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Reimburement of Expenses         6,266              
Payments of Stock Issuance Costs         $ 646,872              
Class of Warrant or Right, Number of Securities Called by Warrants or Rights         107,802              
Class of Warrant or Right, Exercise Price of Warrants or Rights         $ 7.50              
Bonwick Capital Partners LLC [Member] | Maximum [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Reimbursement Payable, Offering Costs           25,000            
Reimbursement Payable, Fees and Expenses of Counsel           $ 100,000            
MD Anderson [Member] | Minimum Fee and patent Expenses [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Contractual Obligation, Total       $ 98,108           $ 45,000 98,108  
MD Anderson [Member] | Minimum Annual Royalty [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Contractual Obligation, Total       65,504                
Chief Executive Officer [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Deferred Compensation Liability, Classified, Noncurrent             $ 50,000          
Chief Executive Officer [Member] | Subsequent Event [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Officers' Compensation $ 12,500                      
Patent and Technology License Agreement [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Contractual Obligation, Total               $ 91,186 $ 175,000   $ 125,000  
Payments for Royalties     $ 125,000                  
License Agreement, Maintenance Fee   $ 20,000                    
License Agreement, Maintenance Fee Annual Increase   10,000                    
Payments for Other Fees       300,000                
License Agreement, Maintenance Fee - Maximum Payable Per Year   100,000                    
Patent and Technology License Agreement [Member] | First Sale of Licensed Product [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Contractual Obligation Minimum Annual Royalty Payment Due After First Sale   $ 200,000                    
Patent and Technology License Agreement [Member] | Servicing Fee payable [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Contractual Obligation, Due First Anniversary April 2, 2013                       $ 10,000
Contractual Obligation, Due Second Anniversary                       20,000
Contractual Obligation, Due Third Anniversary                       40,000
Contractual Obligation, Due Fourth Anniversary                       60,000
Contractual Obligation, Due Fifth Anniversary                       80,000
Contractual Obligation, Due Sixth Anniversary                       100,000
Patent and Technology License Agreement [Member] | Minimum Annual Royalty [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Contractual Obligation, Due in Next Fiscal Year, After Product Approval                       200,000
Contractual Obligation, Due in Second Year, After Product Approval                       400,000
Contractual Obligation, Due in Third Year, After Product Approval                       $ 600,000
Patent and Technology License Agreement [Member] | Letter Agreement [Member]                        
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]                        
Payments for Other Fees       $ 691,186