Polymyxin B sulfate salt

powder, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C55H96N16O13 · 2H2SO4
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≥6,000 USP units per mg


cell culture | mammalian: suitable


H2O: 50 mg/mL

Modo de acción

cell membrane | interferes

espectro de actividad antibiótica

Gram-negative bacteria

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Descripción general

Polymyxin B is a member of the polymyxin group of antibiotics, obtained from different strains of Bacillus polymyxa and related species. It contains a cyclic heptapeptide unit and a tripeptide side chain, which is N-acylated by a fatty acyl residue. Polymyxin B sulfate salt is generally used for the treatment of Gram-negative bacterial infections.
Chemical structure: peptide


Polymyxin B sulfate salt has been used:
  • for the treatment of BAC-1.2F5 murine macrophages as an LPS (lipopolysaccharide) inhibitor
  • as positive and negative control during microbicidal concentration (MCC) assay

Acciones bioquímicas o fisiológicas

Polymyxin B sulfate has been used clinically to treat infections of the urinary tract, meninges and blood stream caused by susceptible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It also has been used in studying multidrug-resistant pathogens, as an immobilized agent for removal of endotoxins, and to induce pore formation in the membranes of cortex cells from excised sorghum roots.
Mode of Action: Polymyxin B Sulfate binds to the lipid A portion of bacterial lipopolysaccharides†, disrupting the cytoplasmic membrane by inducing pores large enough to permit nucleotide leakage in bacterial walls. This disrupts the permeability of the cytoplasmic membrane.

Antimicrobial spectrum: Has bactericidal action on most gram-negative bacilli††, including E. Coli and on most fungi and gram-positive bacteria.


As supplied, the product should be stored at 2-8°C in the dark. No change was observed in retained samples after three years′ of storage in these conditions. Stock solutions should be sterile filtered and stored at 2-8°C. They are stable at 37°C for 5 days.

Nota de preparación

Polymyxin B sulfate is soluble in water at 50 mg/mL, producing a very slightly hazy, colorless to yellow solution. It has only minimal solubility in any organic solvent. For example, it has a solubility of 0.115 mg/mL in ethanol.

Otras notas

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.Keep in a dry place.


13 - Non Combustible Solids

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Punto de inflamabilidad F

Not applicable

Punto de inflamabilidad C

Not applicable

Equipo de protección personal

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Journal of chromatography. A, 879(2), 211-218 (2000-07-13)
A capillary zone electrophoresis method for analysis of polymyxin B sulfate is described. In this method, triethanolamine (TEA)-phosphate buffer at pH 2.5 was employed to reduce the adsorption of analyte onto the capillary wall. Methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (M-beta-CD) and 2-propanol (IPA) were...
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