Novel ether derivatives of mannopeptimycin glycopeptide were synthesized to probe their SAR. Many of these derivatives exhibited potent antibacterial activity against methicillin resistant and vancomycin resistant strains. These ether derivatives were prepared via reductive ring cleavage of acetals to give a mixture of 6-O, 4-O, 3-O, and 2-O-ether isomers. Both 6-O-ether and 4-O-ether showed significantly enhanced antibacterial activity over the parent and the isovalerate esters.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters|
|State||Published - 24 Mar 2003|