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Antimicrobial Name: Sulbactam
CAS Number: 8373-14-8
Origin: Semi-synthetic
Functional Category: Other
Molecular Weight: 233.243
Mechanism of Action: Sulbactam is an irreversible inhibitor of beta-lactamase; it binds the enzyme and does not allow it to interact with the antibiotic.
Chemical Formula:


Melting point:

148 - 151 °C (Barth), 154-155.5 °C (dec) (Barth), 170 °C (dec) (Volkmann)


Sulbactam is a molecule which is given in combination with beta-lactam antibiotics to inhibit beta-lactamase, an enzyme produced by bacteria that destroys the antibiotics.