Exploring the Positional Attachment of Glycopeptide/β-lactam Heterodimers

Further investigations towards novel glycopeptide/β-lactam heterodimers are reported. Employing a multivalent approach to drug discovery, vancomycin and cephalosporin synthons, 4, 2, 5 and 10, 18, 25 respectively, were chemically linked to yield heterodimer antibiotics. These novel compounds were designed to inhibit Grampositive bacterial cell wall… CONTINUE READING