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Kanamycin Sulfate

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

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


certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard


traceable to BP 861
traceable to Ph. Eur. K0200000
traceable to USP 1355006


current certificate can be downloaded


pkg of 500 mg


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


pharmaceutical (small molecule)



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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.
Kanamycin Sulfate, generated by specific strains of Streptomyces kanamyceticus, belongs to the class of aminoglycoside antibiotics. It is known to act effectively against a broad spectrum of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.
Kanamycin Sulfate may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by various chromatography techniques.

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.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAB7808 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.


Health hazard

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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



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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More Documents

Quotes and Ordering

Development and validation of a novel LC non-derivatization method for the determination of amikacin in pharmaceuticals based on evaporative light scattering detection
Galanakis EG, et al.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 40(5), 1114-1120 (2006)
Quantitative determination and separation of analogues of aminoglycoside antiobiotcs by high-performance liquid chromatography
Gambardella P, et al.
Journal of Chromatography A, 348(12), 229-240 (1985)
Development and validation of a novel LC/ELSD method for the quantitation of gentamicin sulfate components in pharmaceuticals
Megoulas NC and Koupparis MA
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 36(1), 73-79 (2004)
Determination of aminoglycosides in pharmaceutical formulations-II. High-performance liquid chromatography
Fabre H, et al.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 7(12), 1711-1718 (1989)

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