This compound is a glycopeptide antibiotic that inhibits the formation of peptidoglycan polymers of bacterial cell walls. It produces a synergism in antimicrobial activity when combined with cefotaxime or carbenicillin. Vancomycin is especially used by Agrobacterium species with a high β-Lactamase production.
White to orange-brown
H2O: 50 mg/mL Moderately soluble in dilute methanol. Insoluble in ethanol, propanols, ether, and acetone.