Azlocillin Sodium

Product Description

Azlocillin is an extended-spectrum β-lactam antibiotic derived from ampicillin. It is useful against P. aeruginosa, E. coli, H. influenzae, and a variety of other gram-negative species. It has also been used to develop antibiotic counting techniques. Azlocillin sodium is freely soluble in aqueous solution.

β-lactams inhibit the formation of peptidoglycan cross-links within bacterial cell walls by targeting penicillin-binding proteins or PBPs. Consequently, the bacterial cell wall becomes weak and cytolysis occurs. Resistance to β-lactam antibiotics occurs in the presence of cells containing plasmid encoded extended spectrum β-lactamases or ESBLs.

Antibiotics are often used in clinical in vitro tests known as antimicrobial susceptibility tests or ASTs to determine their efficacy against certain bacterial species. They are tested against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria using panels, discs, and MIC strips by medical microbiologists. ASTs decrease the risk of using an antibiotic against bacteria exhibiting resistance to it, and the results are used in clinical settings to determine which antibiotic(s) to prescribe for various infections.

Product Specifications
Azlocillin Sodium Salt

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE

Formula: C20H22N5NaO6S

MW: 483.47 g/mol

Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature.

PubChem Chemical ID: 23684677

Product Specifications

Catalog ID A-920
CAS # 37091-65-9
MW 483.47 g/mol
Grade MOLECULAR BIOLOGY GRADE
Storage/Handling Store at room temperature.

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