Erythromycin A enol ether
- MW:715.9 Da
- Appearance:White solid
- Purity:>98% by HPLC
Erythromycin A enol ether is a degradation product of erythromycin formed under acidic conditions by C6-OH internal attack on the C9 ketone to produce a cyclic enol ether. The rearrangement results in a loss of antibiotic activity. This single reaction was the prime driver for the development of second and third generation erythromycins. Erythromycin A enol ether is an important standard for stability studies.
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