Vancomycin HCl

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MedKoo CAT#: 318971

CAS#: 1404-93-9

Description: Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections. Vancomycin acts by inhibiting proper cell wall synthesis in gram-positive bacteria. Due to the different mechanism by which gram-negative bacteria produce their cell walls and the various factors related to entering the outer membrane of gram-negative organisms, vancomycin is not active against gram-negative bacteria (except some nongonococcal species of Neisseria). The large hydrophilic molecule is able to form hydrogen bond interactions with the terminal D-alanyl-D-alanine moieties of the NAM/NAG-peptides. Under normal circumstances, this is a five-point interaction.

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Vancomycin HCl, 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. Delivery time: overnight (USA/Canada); 3-5 days (worldwide).

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 318971
Name: Vancomycin HCl
CAS#: 1404-93-9
Chemical Formula: C66H76Cl3N9O24
Exact Mass:
Molecular Weight: 1485.723
Elemental Analysis: C, 53.36; H, 5.16; Cl, 7.16; N, 8.48; O, 25.84

Related CAS #: 1404-93-9 (HCl)   123409-00-7 (HCl hydrate)   1404-90-6 (free base)  

Synonym: Vancomycin HCl; Vanco-saar; Vancocin; Vancocin HCl; Vancocine.

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (1S,2R,18R,19R,22S,25R,28R,40S)- 48- {[(2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)- 3- {[(2S,4S,5S,6S)- 4- amino- 5- hydroxy- 4,6- dimethyloxan- 2- yl]oxy}- 4,5- dihydroxy- 6- (hydroxymethyl)oxan- 2- yl]oxy}- 22- (carbamoylmethyl)- 5,15- dichloro- 2,18,32,35,37- pentahydroxy- 19- [(2R)- 4- methyl- 2- (methylamino)pentanamido]- 20,23,26,42,44- pentaoxo- 7,13- dioxa- 21,24,27,41,43- pentaazaoctacyclo[,6.214,17.18,12.129,33.010,25.034,39]pentaconta- 3,5,8(48),9,11,14,16,29(45),30,32,34,36,38,46,49- pentadecaene- 40- carboxylic acid hydrochloride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C66H75Cl2N9O24.ClH/c1-23(2)12-34(71-5)58(88)76-49-51(83)26-7-10-38(32(67)14-26)97-40-16-28-17-41(55(40)101-65-56(54(86)53(85)42(22-78)99-65)100-44-21-66(4,70)57(87)24(3)96-44)98-39-11-8-27(15-33(39)68)52(84)50-63(93)75-48(64(94)95)31-18-29(79)19-37(81)45(31)30-13-25(6-9-36(30)80)46(60(90)77-50)74-61(91)47(28)73-59(89)35(20-43(69)82)72-62(49)92;/h6-11,13-19,23-24,34-35,42,44,46-54,56-57,65,71,78-81,83-87H,12,20-22,70H2,1-5H3,(H2,69,82)(H,72,92)(H,73,89)(H,74,91)(H,75,93)(H,76,88)(H,77,90)(H,94,95);1H/t24-,34+,35-,42+,44-,46+,47+,48-,49+,50-,51+,52+,53+,54-,56+,57+,65-,66-;/m0./s1

SMILES Code: C[C@H]1[C@H]([C@@](C[C@@H](O1)O[C@@H]2[C@H]([C@@H]([C@H](O[C@H]2OC3=C4C=C5C=C3OC6=C(C=C(C=C6)[C@H]([C@H](C(=O)N[C@H](C(=O)N[C@H]5C(=O)N[C@@H]7C8=CC(=C(C=C8)O)C9=C(C=C(C=C9[C@H](NC(=O)[C@H]([C@@H](C1=CC(=C(O4)C=C1)Cl)O)NC7=O)C(=O)O)O)O)CC(=O)N)NC(=O)[C@@H](CC(C)C)NC)O)Cl)CO)O)O)(C)N)O.Cl

Technical Data

White to off-white 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 water

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in water

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

Harmonized System Code:

Additional Information

Related CAS#
CAS#1404-93-9 (Vancomycin HCl salt)
CAS#123409-00-7 (Vancomycin HCl hydrate);
CAS#1404-90-6 (Vancomycin free base).


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