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Kanamycin Sulfate, USP

An antibiotic and selection agent

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Catalog #: 2498
SKU-Size Size Price Qty
2498-5G 5 g
2498-25G 25 g
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Product Details

Alternate Name Ophtalmokalixan
Appearance White to off-white powder
CAS # 25389-94-0
Molecular Formula C₁₈H₃₆N₄O₁₁ · H₂SO₄
Molecular Weight 582.58
Purity >95%
Solubility H₂O (50 mg/ml)
InChi InChI=1S/C18H36N4O11.H2O4S/c19-2-6-10(25)12(27)13(28)18(30-6)33-16-5(21)1-4(20)15(14(16)29)32-17-11(26)8(22)9(24)7(3-23)31-17;1-5(2,3)4/h4-18,23-29H,1-3,19-22H2;(H2,1,2,3,4)
PubChem CID 32943
MDL Number MFCD00070253
Handling Protect from air and moisture
Storage Conditions 4°C
Shipping Conditions Gel Pack
USAGE For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.


Kanamycin, USP is an aminoglycoside antibiotic often used to select for bacteria which have been successfully transformed with a plasmid conferring kanamycin resistance. Kanamycin interacts with the 30S subunit of prokaryotic ribosomes thereby inhibiting translocation during protein synthesis. Kanamycin can be used as a selection agent in several types of isolation media.

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