This invention describes the discovery and synthesis of N-thiolated 2-oxazolidinones as a new class of anti bacterial agents. These compounds can be synthesized from 2-oxazolidinones by Ndeprotection and N-sulfenylation. These new substances were found to exhibit potent anti-bacterial activity, including bacteriostatic properties against Staphylococcus spp., including methicillin resistant Staphylcoccus aureus (MRSA), and Bacillus spp., including Bacillus anthracis.
Turos, Edward and Mishra, Rajesh Kumar, "N-thiolated 2 oxazolidone antibiotics" (2008). USF Patents. 588.
University of South Florida