Chemical names: Tropodithietic acid
IUPAC: 3-Oxo-8,9-dithiabicyclo[5.2.0]nona-1,4,6-triene-2-carboxylic acid
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A sulphur containing antibiotic from marine bacteria, responsible for the probiotic proprties of some of these. Tropodithietic acid It is active against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, some phytopathogens and mycoplasma. It also has anti-plasmodium activity.
Soluble in polar organic solvents, such as DMSO, Methanol, Acetone