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Optochin
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IUPAC name
Other names Ethylhydrocupreine
Identifiers
CAS number 522-60-1
PubChem 71542
MeSH Optochin
Properties
Molecular formula C21H28N2O2
Molar mass 340.46 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Optochin (or ethylhydrocupreine) is a chemical used in cell culture techniques for the presumptive identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae,[1] which is optochin-sensitive, from other α-haemolytic streptococci such as Streptococcus viridans which are resistant.

The growth of Bacteria that are optochin sensitive will be inhibited around an optochin disc, while the growth of bacteria that are optochin resistant will not be affected.

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