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Vancomycin hydrochloride from Streptomyces orientalis

potency: ≥900 μg per mg (as vancomycin base)

  • CAS Number 1404-93-9

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C66H75Cl2N9O24 · HCl

  • Molecular Weight 1485.71

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 3704657

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900723

  • Popular Documents:  Specification Sheet (PDF)  



Related Categories Antibacterial, Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics T-Z, Biochemicals and Reagents,
form   powder
potency   ≥900 μg per mg (as vancomycin base)
solubility   H2O: soluble50 mg/mL
Mode of action   cell wall synthesis | interferes
antibiotic activity spectrum   Gram-positive bacteria
storage temp.   2-8°C


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Biochem/physiol Actions

Glycopeptide antibiotic
Mode of action: Used to block bacterial cell wall biosynthesis at the level of peptidoglycan biosynthesis by inhibiting incorporation of terminal D-alanyl-D-alanine moieties of the NAM/NAG-peptides.
Antimicrobial spectrum: Gram-positive bacteria

Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic that blocks bacterial cell wall biosynthesis at the level of peptidoglycan biosynthesis. It inhibits incorporation of terminal D-alanyl-D-alanine moieties of the NAM/NAG-peptides. It is effective against Gram-positive bacteria. Vancomycin also alters bacterial-cell-membrane permeability and RNA synthesis.


1, 5 g in glass bottle

100, 250 mg in glass bottle

Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.


Vancomycin, from Streptomyces orientalis, is used for the treatment of serious or severe infections caused by susceptible strains of methicillin-resistant (β-lactam-resistant) staphylococci. It is used to block bacterial cell wall biosynthesis at the level of peptidoglycan biosynthesis. It is widely studied in cancer patients. Vancomycin′s overuse has been studied, which has resulted in recommended guidelines.

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GHS08  GHS08
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Protocols & Articles


Inhibition of Cell Wall Biosynthesis by Antibiotics

Antibiotics are molecules that specifically target and kill cells. The term antibiotic is frequently used interchangeably with the word antibacterial, but antiviral, antifungal and antineoplastic com...
BioFiles 2006, 1.4, 7.
Keywords: Antibiotics, Antifungals, Antivirals, Building blocks, Glycosylations, Metabolism

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