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Novel Chiral Skeletons for Drug Discovery: Antibacterial Tetramic Acids


Corresponding author: Mark G. Moloney,


Modification of the ring nucleus of tetramic acids derived from serine gives chiral heterocyclic libraries that exhibit antibacterial activity, and correlation with various physicochemical parameters indicates that chiral tetramic acids may provide a potentially valuable non-aromatic skeleton for fragment-based drug discovery.