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Carbenicillin Disodium Salt

Catalog number:  10177012

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Carbenicillin Disodium Salt is a semi-synthetic penicillin antibiotic with a carboxyl and benzyl group. Its mechanism of action is the same as ampicillin. It interferes with cell wall synthesis of gram-negative bacteria while displaying low toxicity to plant tissues. Gibco Carbenicillin is used as a selective antibiotic for resistant agrobacterium and E. coli, generally at a concentration of 50–100 µg/mL. The β-lactamase (bla) gene, which confers resistance to ampicillin, also confers resistance to carbenicillin. It is broken down more slowly by beta-lactamase compared to ampicillin, thus is more stable. It can reduce the growth of satellite colonies during long-term incubations. This product is provided as a powder and should be made into a stock solution of 50–100 mg/mL in water.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Agent: Carbenicillin Disodium Salt
Product Line: Gibco™
Shipping Condition: Wet Ice
Solubility: Water
Form: Powder
Molecular Weight: 422.36 g/mol
Sterility: Sterile
Color: White, off-white

Contents & storage

Storage conditions: 2 to 8°C
Shipping conditions: Ice
Shelf life: 36 months from date of manufacture