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Cefotaxime sodium salt

Potent β-lactamase-resistant antibiotic of cephalosporin class. Active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, including Gram-negative anaerobes. Inhibits cell wall synthesis.

Synonym(s):
7-[2-(2-Amino-4-thiazolyl)glyoxylamido]-3-(hydroxymethyl)-8-oxo-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylate 7²-(Z)-(O-methyloxime) Acetate, Na, Cefotaxim sodium salt
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C16H16N5NaO7S2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
477.45
Beilstein:
5711411
MDL number:

Quality Level

assay

≥91% dry basis (HPLC)

form

crystalline solid

optical activity

[α]/D +58 to +64°, c = 1 in H2O

manufacturer/tradename

Calbiochem®

storage condition

OK to freeze
desiccated (hygroscopic)
protect from light

color

white

solubility

water: 250 mg/mL

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

15-25°C

SMILES string

[Na+].[H][C@]12SCC(COC(C)=O)=C(N1C(=O)[C@H]2NC(=O)C(=N/OC)\c3csc(N)n3)C([O-])=O

InChI

1S/C16H17N5O7S2.Na/c1-6(22)28-3-7-4-29-14-10(13(24)21(14)11(7)15(25)26)19-12(23)9(20-27-2)8-5-30-16(17)18-8;/h5,10,14H,3-4H2,1-2H3,(H2,17,18)(H,19,23)(H,25,26);/q;+1/p-1/b20-9-;/t10-,14-;/m1./s1

InChI key

AZZMGZXNTDTSME-JUZDKLSSSA-M

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General description

Potent β-lactamase-resistant antibiotic of cephalosporin class. Active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, including Gram-negative anaerobes. Inhibits cell wall synthesis.
Potent β-lactamase-resistant antibiotic of cephalosporin class. Active against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, including gram-negative anaerobes. Inhibits cell wall synthesis. Has an optimal pH of 4.5-6.5.

Packaging

2 g in Plastic ampoule

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cefotaxim inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis by binding to penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which inhibits the final transpeptidation step of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls. As a result, bacteria lyse due to cell wall autolytic enzymes.

Other Notes

Broad spectrum third generation cephalosporin antibiotic.
Molinari, G., et al. 1991. J. Chemotherap. 3, 6.
Vallee, F., and LeBel, M. 1991. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 35, 2057.

Warning

Toxicity: Standard Handling (A)

Reconstitution

Following reconstitution, aliquot and freeze (-20°C) for long term storage or refrigerate (4°C) for short-term storage. Stock solutions are stable for up to 10 days at 4°C or for up to 13 weeks at -20°C.

Legal Information

CALBIOCHEM is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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