A bacteriostatic antibiotic with activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Binds the 30S subunit of the ribosome, preventing the binding of aminoacyl transfer RNA thereby inhibiting protein synthesis and cell growth. Used as a selective marker for the transformation of plasmids encoding for tetracycline resistance.
For in vitro lab use only. Not for human use or consumption.
Boiling Point :799.4 ºC at 760 mmHg (Predicted)
Melting Point:220-223 ºC (lit.)
H2O: 10 mg/mL 0.1 N HCl: 10 mg/mL Soluble in DMSO, methanol, and ethanol. Insoluble in ether and hydrocarbons.