Structure--activity relationships in cephalosporins prepared from penicillins. 1. 7beta-Acylamino derivatives of 3-benzyl- and 3-(3-pyridylmethyl)ceph-3-em-4-carboxylic acids.

tert-Butyl 7beta-aminoceph-3-em-4-carboxylates carrying either benzyl or 3-pyridylmethyl substituents at position 3 have been prepared by a multistep modification of the penicillin nucleus. Acylation of either amine, followed by deprotection, gave a range of new cephalosporins. The relationship between structure and antibacterial activity is discussed. D… (More)