Butalactin: a new butanolide antibiotic from Streptomyces corchorusii

Sugata Chatterjee, Erra K.S. Vijayakumar, Christopher M.M. Franco, Urmila P. Borde, Jürgen Blumbach, Bimal N. Ganguli, Hans Wolfram Fehlhaber, Herbert Kogler

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Butalactin, (2R*,3S*)-2-(4′,5′-epoxy-h ex-2′E-en)oyl-2-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethylbutanolide,(1) is a new antibiotic produced by a Streptomyces sp. HIL Y-86,36923. Butalactin is structurally related to the butyrolactones produced as signal molecules by microorganisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


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