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ERIC Number: EJ832502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Two-Step Synthesis of Virstatin, a Virulence Inhibitor of "Vibrio cholerae"
McDonald, Chriss E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n4 p482-483 Apr 2009
Virstatin, an "N"-butanoic acid substituted naphthalimide, inhibits the ability of "Vibrio cholerae" to cause disease. A three-week experiment involving synthesis, purification, and spectral characterization of this compound is described. This experiment is appropriate for organic chemistry. It has been performed with three lab sections of about fifteen students each and can be executed in three laboratory periods each lasting three hours. (Contains 1 scheme.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A