Penicillin G, Potassium Salt
Penicillin G, Potassium Salt

Penicillin G, Potassium Salt

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Product Description

Penicillin is a group of β-lactam antibiotics and was the first medication to be effective against bacterial infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci. Penicillin inhibits the formation of peptidoglycan cross-links in the bacterial cell wall through binding of the β-lactam ring of penicillin to the enzyme DD-transpeptidase. DD-transpeptidase cannot catalyze formation of these cross-links, leading to faulty cell wall production, degredation, and ultimately cell death. Many bacteria have developed resistance from extensive use.

Technical Specifications

CAS#: 113-98-4
Molecular Weight: 372.48
Molecular Formula: C16H17N2KO4S
Appearance Form: Powder
Appearance Color: White to off-white
Solubility: H2O: 100 mg/mL
Soluble in methanol. Sparingly soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in chloroform.
Storage Temperature: 2-8°C
Hazardous Shipping: Non-Hazardous
HTS Code: 29411000

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