• Furazolidone packaged and labeled.

click on thumbnail to zoom
SKU: F004

Size  
Quantity:
  Click 'Bulk Order' for 10 or more
Price: make selection(s)
Description

Furazolidone is a nitrofuran antibiotic and is sparingly soluble in aqueous solution at 40 µg/mL.

    CAS Number

    67-45-8

    Molecular Formula

    C8H7N3O5

    Molecular Weight

    225.16

    Mechanism of Action

    Furazolidone targets bacterial DNA to induce crosslinks which lead to an increased mutation rate or prevents complete DNA replication.

    Storage Conditions

    2-8┬░C

    Tariff Code

    2934.99.4700

    Spectrum

    Furazolidone is a broad spectrum antibiotic targeting bacteria responsible for gastrointestinal infections.

Applications

    Microbiology Applications

    Furazolidone is commonly used in clinical in vitro microbiological antimicrobial susceptibility tests (panels, discs, and MIC strips) against gram positive and gram negative microbial isolates.  Medical microbiologists use AST results to recommend antibiotic treatment options for infected patients.  Representative MIC values include:

    • Treponema hyodysenteriae 0.1 µg/mL – 1.56 µg/mL
    • For a complete list of furazolidone MIC values, click here.

Specifications

    Form

    Powder

    Appearance

    Yellow crystalline powder

    Source

    Synthetic

    Assay

    (On Dried Basis): 97.0-103.0%

    Loss on Drying

    <1.0%

    Residue On Ignition

    <0.25%

References

    References

    Chatterjee, S. N. "Mechanism of Action of Furazolidone: Inter-strand Cross-linking in DNA & Liquid Holding Recovery of Vibrio Cholerae Cells." Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics 16.3 (1979): 125-30. www.ncbi.gov. Web. 10 Sept. 2012.

Other Items In This Category