The inactivation of beta-lactamase I by preparations of 6alpha-bromopenicillanic acid showed unexpected kinetic features that indicated that the active species was the 6beta-epimer. Samples containing 6beta-bromopenicillanic acid have been synthesized and shown to inactivate the enzyme in a rapid stoicheiometric reaction.

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