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Description

Sulfamethazine is a bacteriostatic sulfonamide antibiotic and is slightly soluble in aqueous solution at 1.5 mg/mL.

    CAS Number

    57-68-1

    Molecular Formula

    C12H14N4O2S

    Molecular Weight

    278.33

    Mechanism of Action

    Sulfonamides interfere with the folic acid metabolism in bacteria by inhibiting p-aminobenzoic acid, a major component in the folic acid cycle.

    Storage Conditions

    2-8 °C

    Tariff Code

    2935.00.3000

    Spectrum

    Sulfamethazine is a broad spectrum antibiotic targeting primarily bacteria responsible for bronchitis and urinary tract infections.

Applications

    Microbiology Applications

    Sulfamethazine 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.

Specifications

    Form

    Powder

    Appearance

    White or off-white powder

    Source

    Synthetic

    Impurity Profile

    Acidity by Nitrite Titration: ≤0.5mL
    Selenium: ≤0.003%

    Melting Point

    197-200°C

    Assay

    (On Dried Basis): 99.0-100.5%

    Loss on Drying

    ≤ 0.5%

    Residue On Ignition

    ≤ 0.1%

    Heavy Metals

    ≤ 0.002%

References

    References

    Wishart, David. "Sulfamethazine." DrugBank. Web. 10 Sept. 2012.

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