Kanamycin free base

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MedKoo CAT#: 329685

CAS#: 59-01-8 (free base)

Description: Kanamycin, also known as kanamycin A, is an aminoglycoside bacteriocidal antibiotic, available in by mouth, intravenous, and intramuscular forms, and used to treat a wide variety of infections. Kanamycin is isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus and its most commonly used form is kanamycin sulfate. Kanamycin interacts with the 30S subunit of prokaryotic ribosomes. It gives birth to substantial amounts of mistranslation and indirectly inhibits translocation during protein synthesis.

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Kanamycin free base, purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 329685
Name: Kanamycin free base
CAS#: 59-01-8 (free base)
Chemical Formula: C18H36N4O11
Exact Mass: 484.2381
Molecular Weight: 484.503
Elemental Analysis: C, 44.62; H, 7.49; N, 11.56; O, 36.32

Related CAS #: 25389-94-0 (sulfate)   59-01-8 (free base)   11025-65-3   19079-03-9   64013-69-0   936337-76-7    

Synonym: Kanamycin A; Kanamycin free base; Kanamycin A; Kantrex; Kanamycine.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (2R,3S,4S,5R,6R)-2-(aminomethyl)-6-(((1R,2R,3S,4R,6S)-4,6-diamino-3-(((2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-4-amino-3,5-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)oxy)-2-hydroxycyclohexyl)oxy)tetrahydro-2H-pyran-3,4,5-triol


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C18H36N4O11/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/h4-18,23-29H,1-3,19-22H2/t4-,5+,6-,7-,8+,9-,10-,11-,12+,13-,14-,15+,16-,17-,18-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: C1[C@H]([C@@H]([C@H]([C@@H]([C@H]1N)O[C@@H]2[C@@H]([C@H]([C@@H]([C@H](O2)CN)O)O)O)O)O[C@@H]3[C@@H]([C@H]([C@@H]([C@H](O3)CO)O)N)O)N

Technical Data

Solid powder

>98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


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