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A9393

Sigma-Aldrich

Ampicillin

anhydrous, 96.0-102.0% (anhydrous basis)

Synonym(s):
D-(−)-α-Aminobenzylpenicillin
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C16H19N3O4S
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
349.40
Beilstein:
1090925
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.85

Quality Level

assay

96.0-102.0% (anhydrous basis)

form

solid

pKa (25 °C)

2.5 (COOH)
7.3 (NH2)

mp

208 °C (dec.) (lit.)

antibiotic activity spectrum

Gram-negative bacteria
Gram-positive bacteria

Mode of action

cell wall synthesis | interferes

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

[H][C@]12SC(C)(C)[C@@H](N1C(=O)[C@H]2NC(=O)[C@H](N)c3ccccc3)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C16H19N3O4S/c1-16(2)11(15(22)23)19-13(21)10(14(19)24-16)18-12(20)9(17)8-6-4-3-5-7-8/h3-7,9-11,14H,17H2,1-2H3,(H,18,20)(H,22,23)/t9-,10-,11+,14-/m1/s1

InChI key

AVKUERGKIZMTKX-NJBDSQKTSA-N

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General description

Chemical structure: ß-lactam

Application

Ampicillin has been 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

β-lactams are inactivated by β-lactamases and for this reason ampicillin is used with a β-lactamase inhibitor.
Mode of Action: Ampicillin is a semisynthetic penicillin and a ß-lactam antibiotic that inhibits bacterial cell-wall synthesis by inactivating transpeptidases on the inner surface of the bacterial cell membrane.

Mode of Resistance: Administration with ß-lactamase cleaves the ß-lactam ring of Ampicillin and inactivates it.

Antimicrobial Spectrum: Effective against both Gram-positive (similar to benzylpenicillin) and Gram-negative bacteria (similar to tetracyclines and chloramphenicol.

Caution

This product has been reported stable as supplied at 25°C at 43% and 81% relative humidity for six weeks. Additional studies have shown that the stability of Ampicillin in solution is a function of pH, temperature and the identity of the buffer. It′s activity is quickly lost when stored above pH 7. Optimal storage conditions are suggested as 2-8°C, and pH 3.8-5 where its activity was retained at 90%+ for a week.

Preparation Note

Ampicillin is reported as slightly soluble in water, practically insoluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether and fixed oils but soluble in dilute acids or bases. The solution should not be autoclaved; a stock solution should be sterilized through filtration and stored frozen, where it will be stable for months.

Other Notes

Store under argon. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place, hygroscopic.

Pictograms

Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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