The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Antibacterials. Synthesis and structure-activity studies of 3-aryl-2-oxooxazolidines. 2. The "A" group.

The synthesis and structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies of the effect of varying the "A" group in a series of 5-(acetamidomethyl)oxazolidonone antibacterials (2) are described. Compounds 2 were principally prepared either by the six-step synthesis described previously (J. Med. Chem. 1989, 32, 1673) or by elaboration of the synthetic intermediate 2 (A = H) via electrophilic aromatic substitution or elaboration of the intermediate 2 (A = I) by transition metal catalyzed carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions. Antibacterial evaluation of compounds 2 with A = alkyl, ethenyl, ethynyl, hydroxyalkyl, aldo and keto, oximinoakyl, carboalkoxy, nitro, amino, halo and psi-halo, alkylthio, alkylsulfinyl, and alkysulfonyl against Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis led to the identification of several SAR trends. In several series of homologues (alkyl, ketyl, aximinoalkyl, amino, halo and psi-halo, and alkythio), antibacterial activity increased with increasing lipophilicity. But in series with where A is a substituent with a trior tetrasubstituted (substituent larger than H) quaternary atom attached directly to the aromatic ring (hydroxyalkyl, alkylsulfinyl, alkylsufonyl), the activity peaked at the member of the series with the "tert-butyl" connectivity pattern. Conjugated electron-withdrawing substituents also had increased activity relative to nonconjugated analogues of comparable lipophilicity.[1]


  1. Antibacterials. Synthesis and structure-activity studies of 3-aryl-2-oxooxazolidines. 2. The "A" group. Gregory, W.A., Brittelli, D.R., Wang, C.L., Kezar, H.S., Carlson, R.K., Park, C.H., Corless, P.F., Miller, S.J., Rajagopalan, P., Wuonola, M.A. J. Med. Chem. (1990) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities