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Ampicillin is used as asemi-synthetic antibiotic which has antibacterial activity structurally related to penicillin. It is widely used selection reagent for transformed cells expressing β-lactamase. It is also used to prevent and treat a number of bacterial infections. It may also be used to prevent group B streptococcal infection in newborns.
An ampicillin stock solution can be prepared at a concentration of 100 mg/mL and should be stored at -20⁰C.
LB-ampicillin agar preparation:
Research Use only: Not intended for animal or human diagnostic or therapeutic use.
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Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H334-H317-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280g-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.