• USA Home
  • N5285 - Neomycin trisulfate salt hydrate

N5285 Sigma-Aldrich

Neomycin trisulfate salt hydrate

meets USP testing specifications, powder

  • CAS Number 1405-10-3

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C23H46N6O13 · 3H2SO4 · xH2O

  • Molecular Weight 908.88 (anhydrous basis)

  •  EC Number 215-773-1

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24897730

  •  NACRES NA.76



Related Categories Aminoglycosides, Analytical/Chromatography, Antibacterial, Antibiotics, Antibiotics A to Z,
Quality Level   200
form   powder
solubility   H2O: 50 mg/mL (Stock solutions should be filter sterilized and stored at 2-8 °C. Stable at 37 °C for 5 days.)
suitability   meets USP testing specifications
Featured Industry   Pharmaceutical (small molecule)
Mode of action   protein synthesis | interferes
antibiotic activity spectrum   Gram-negative bacteria
  Gram-positive bacteria
SMILES string   O.OS(O)(=O)=O.OS(O)(=O)=O.OS(O)(=O)=O.NC[C@@H]1O[C@H](O[C@H]2[C@@H](O)[C@@H](O[C@@H]2CO)O[C@@H]3[C@@H](O)[C@H](N)C[C@H](N)[C@H]3O[C@H]4O[C@H](CN)[C@@H](O)[C@H](O)[C@H]4N)C(N)[C@@H](O)[C@@H]1O
InChI   1S/C23H46N6O13.3H2O4S.H2O/c24-2-7-13(32)15(34)10(28)21(37-7)40-18-6(27)1-5(26)12(31)20(18)42-23-17(36)19(9(4-30)39-23)41-22-11(29)16(35)14(33)8(3-25)38-22;3*1-5(2,3)4;/h5-23,30-36H,1-4,24-29H2;3*(H2,1,2,3,4);1H2/t5-,6+,7-,8+,9-,10-,11?,12+,13-,14-,15-,16-,17-,18-,19-,20-,21-,22-,23+;;;;/m1..../s1


General description

Chemical structure: aminoglycoside


25, 100 g in glass bottle


Neomycin Trisulfate is produced by Streptomyces containing a minimum of 85% neomycin B. It has been used as a selection agent for prokaryotic cells transformed using the neo selectable marker gene, and to study ototoxic side effects of antibiotics, platelet-derived growth factor responses in certain fibroblasts, and extraction of Nuclear Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-Bisphosphate-Interacting Proteins. It is recommended for use in cell culture applications at 50 mg/L.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mode of action: This product acts by binding to the 30S and 50S subunits, causing miscoding and inhibiting initiation and elongation during protein synthesis. Neomycin also blocks voltage-sensitive Ca2+ channels without affecting the Na+/Ca2+ antiporter in neurons.

Antimicrobial spectrum: Neomycin acts against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.


Stock solutions should be filter sterilized and stored at 2-8°C, and are stable at 37°C for 5 days. A 1 mg/mL neomycin solution in .1 M phosphate buffer, pH 8.0 should be used within 14 days when stored at 0-5°C. Solutions should be protected from light or moisture.

Preparation Note

Neomycin sulfate is soluble in H2O at 50 mg/mL, yielding a clear solution.

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


Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Please Enter a Lot Number

Certificate of Origin (COO)

Please Enter a Lot Number

Single- & multi-channel pipettes from BRAND
Protocols & Articles

Related Content

Antibiotics Selection Guide

The Antibiotic Selection Guide enables researchers to spend more time on their research discoveries and less time seeking established antibiotic information. Link to hundreds of antibiotics for conta...
Keywords: Antibiotics, Cell biology, Cell culture, Genetic, High performance liquid chromatography, Reversed-phase chromatography

Peer-Reviewed Papers


Related Products

Technical Service:

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Bulk Ordering & Pricing:

Need larger quantities for your development, manufacturing or research applications?