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Chloramphenicol, USP Grade

A bacteriostatic antibiotic and a selection agent
Catalog #: 2486
SKU-Size Size Price Qty
2486-25G 25 g
2486-100G 100 g
2486-500G 500 g
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Product Details

Alternate Name D-(−)-threo-2,2-Dichloro-N-[β-hydroxy-α-(hydroxymethyl)-β-(4-nitrophenyl)ethyl]acetamide, D-(−)-threo-2-Dichloroacetamido-1-(4-nitrophenyl)-1,3-propanediol, D-threo-2,2-Dichloro-N-[β-hydroxy-α-(hydroxymethyl)-4-nitrophenethyl]acetamide, Chloromycetin
Appearance White to off-white solid
CAS # 56-75-7
Molecular Formula C₁₁H₁₂Cl₂N₂O₅
Molecular Weight 323.13
Solubility H₂O (2.5 mg/ml)
SMILES C1=CC(=CC=C1C(C(CO)NC(=O)C(Cl)Cl)O)[N+](=O)[O-]
InChi InChI=1S/C11H12Cl2N2O5/c12-10(13)11(18)14-8(5-16)9(17)6-1-3-7(4-2-6)15(19)20/h1-4,8-10,16-17H,5H2,(H,14,18)/t8-,9-/m1/s1
PubChem CID 5959
MDL Number MFCD00078159
Handling Protect from air and moisture
Storage Conditions + 4°C
Shipping Conditions RT
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Chloramphenicol is a bacteriostatic antibiotic that inhibits bacterial protein synthesis. Displays a broad spectrum antibiotic activity targeting a wide variety of gram positive and gram negative bacteria especially those which cause meningitis. Used as a selection agent for transformed cells containing chloramphenicol resistance genes.

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