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C3416 Sigma-Aldrich

Carbenicillin disodium salt

BioReagent, suitable for plant cell culture

Synonym: α-Carboxybenzylpenicillin disodium salt

  • CAS Number 4800-94-6

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C17H16N2Na2O6S

  • Molecular Weight 422.36

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 5722128

  •  EC Number 225-360-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00077683

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24892613

  •  NACRES NA.76



Related Categories A - K, Antibacterial, Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z, Antibiotics and Antimycotics,
product line   BioReagent
form   powder
application(s)   cell culture | plant: suitable
  cell culture | plant: suitable
solubility   H2O: 50 mg/mL
  H2O: soluble (solutions are stable 24 hr at room temp, 72 hr at 2-8°C.)
  alcohol: soluble
Featured Industry   Agriculture
Mode of action   cell wall synthesis | interferes
antibiotic activity spectrum   Gram-negative bacteria
  Gram-positive bacteria
storage temp.   2-8°C
SMILES string   [Na+].[Na+].CC1(C)S[C@@H]2[C@H](NC(=O)C(C([O-])=O)c3ccccc3)C(=O)N2[C@H]1C([O-])=O
InChI   1S/C17H18N2O6S.2Na/c1-17(2)11(16(24)25)19-13(21)10(14(19)26-17)18-12(20)9(15(22)23)8-6-4-3-5-7-8;;/h3-7,9-11,14H,1-2H3,(H,18,20)(H,22,23)(H,24,25);;/q;2*+1/p-2/t9?,10-,11+,14-;;/m1../s1


General description

Chemical structure: ß-lactam


Recommended for antibacterial use in cell culture media at 100 μg/ml and for selection of ampr transformed cells.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Carboxypenicillin antibiotic that inhibits bacterial cell-wall synthesis (peptidoglycan cross-linking) by inactivating transpeptidases on the inner surface of the bacterial cell membrane. Analog to ampicillin.
Antimicrobial spectrum: Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, Pseudomonas.

Physical form

Hygroscopic powder

Analysis Note

Stable at 37 °C for 3 days

Other Notes

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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable
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