This antibiotic is bacteriostatic against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, inhibits protein synthesis by preventing peptide bond formation by peptidyl transferase, and is used in large scale plasmid preparation of low to moderate copy number plasmids as well as in CAT assays.
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H2O: 2.5 mg/mL at 25°C Propylene glycol: 150.8 mg/mL Soluble in methanol, ethanol, butanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, and DMSO. Slightly soluble in ether. Insoluble in benzene and petroleum ether.