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Kanamycin sulfate from Streptomyces kanamyceticus

Animal Component-free

Kanamycin sulfate salt, Kanamycin A
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C18H36N4O11 · H2O4S
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Quality Level

biological source

Streptomyces kanamyceticus




≥750 μg per mg (dry basis)


≤5% Kanamycin B


white to off-white


H2O: 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless to faintly yellow

antibiotic activity spectrum

Gram-negative bacteria
Gram-positive bacteria

Mode of action

protein synthesis | interferes

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General description

Chemical structure: aminoglycoside


1, 5, 25, 50 g in poly bottle


Kanamycin sulfate is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside-antibiotic derived from Streptomyces kanamyceticus. It is used as an additive in culture media for the isolation of group D streptococci on Kanamycin Esculin Azide Agar and for selection of transformed plant cells containing the neomycin phosphotransferase on a kanamycin-medium. Kanamycin sulfate can also be used as a selection agent for cells transformed with kanamycin B resistance gene. It is recommended for use in cell culture applications at 100 μg/mL.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mode of Action: The product acts by binding to the 70S ribosomal subunit, inhibiting translocation and eliciting miscoding.

Mode of Resistance:Aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes (including acetyltransferase, phosphotransferase, nucleotidyltransferase) can alter this antibiotic, preventing its interaction with ribosomes.

Antimicrobial spectrum: Kanamycin sulfate is effective against gram-negative and gram-postiive bacteria, and mycoplasma.


Solutions are stable at 37°C for approximately 5 days. Aqueous stock solutions can be stored at 2-8°C for long term storage.

Preparation Note

Kanamycin sulfate is soluble in water at 50 mg/mL, yielding a clear solution. It is practically insoluble in alcohol, acetone, chloroform, ether and ethyl acetate. A 1% solution in water has a pH of 6.5 to 8.5. Sterile solutions can be prepared by a sterile filtration, through a .2μm filter.


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Hazard Classifications

Repr. 1B

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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