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Ready Made Solution, 100 mg/mL, 0.2 μm filtered

Quality Level

biological source



0.2 μm filtered



autoignition temp.

301 °C


100 mg/mL


suitable (for antibacterial use in culture media)

Mode of action

cell wall synthesis | interferes

antibiotic activity spectrum

Gram-negative bacteria
Gram-positive bacteria

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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General description

Chemical structure: ß-lactam
Ampicillin in a convenient ready-to-use solution useful in selecting for bacteria cells with specific resistance.


Ampicillin is used to select bacteria cells with specific resistance during general microbiology studies. It is used to study antibiotic resistance and penetration limitations, the synergy between multiple antibiotics, certain bloodstream infections, and has been used to develop PCR assays to detect resistance genes in cerebrospinal fluid .

Biochem/physiol Actions

A β-lactam antibiotic with an amino group side chain attached to the penicillin structure. Penicillin derivative that inhibits bacterial cell-wall synthesis (peptidoglycan cross-linking) by inactivating transpeptidases on the inner surface of the bacterial cell membrane. Bactericidal only to growing Escherichia coli. Mode of resistance: Cleavage of β-lactam ring of ampicillin by β-lactamase. Antimicrobial spectrum: Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.

Other Notes

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefullyresealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.


Health hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

188.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

87 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

J N Anderl et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 44(7), 1818-1824 (2000-06-20)
The penetration of two antibiotics, ampicillin and ciprofloxacin, through biofilms developed in an in vitro model system was investigated. The susceptibilities of biofilms and corresponding freely suspended bacteria to killing by the antibiotics were also measured. Biofilms of Klebsiella pneumoniae...
F C Tenover et al.
Journal of clinical microbiology, 32(11), 2729-2737 (1994-11-01)
We developed PCR primers specific for the blaTEM and blaROB ampicillin resistance genes. The specificity of the primers was confirmed by testing a series of Escherichia coli isolates containing a variety of ampicillin resistance genes and a series of ampicillin-resistant...
Kenneth H Rand et al.
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy, 53(3), 530-532 (2004-02-14)
We used a novel screening method to look for synergy between daptomycin and 18 other antibiotics against 19 strains of high-level vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) (vancomycin MIC > or = 256 mg/L). In this approach, daptomycin was incorporated into Ca(2+)-supplemented Mueller-Hinton...
Afrooz Rashnonejad et al.
Molecular biotechnology, 58(1), 30-36 (2015-11-27)
Recombinant AAV (rAAV) vectors are a suitable vector for gene therapy studies because of desired characteristics such as low immunogenicity, transfection of non-dividing and dividing cells, and long-term expression of the transgene. In this study, the large-scale production of single...
Rebecca I Waltner-Toews et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 55(2), 495-501 (2010-12-08)
Ampicillin-sulbactam is commonly used as an empirical therapy for invasive infections where Escherichia coli is a potential pathogen. We evaluated the clinical and microbiologic characteristics of bloodstream infection due to E. coli, with focus on cases that were nonsusceptible to...

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