Antibacterial and antifungal activity of Avarone and Avarol.

The sesquiterpenoid hydroquinone and quinone, Avarol and Avarone, were previously found to be potent antitumor agents (Müller et al., 1984). In the present study it is reported that in aqueous solution (pH 7.2), in the presence of dimethylsulfoxide, Avarol is converted to Avarone. Avarone and to a smaller extent also Avarol were active against a variety of… CONTINUE READING