Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Mar. 11, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Entity Registrant Name REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001228627    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Trading Symbol rnn    
Entity Public Float     $ 105,800,912
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   213,113,785