Acetylacetonate and Related Complexes of Cobalt, Rhodium, Iridium and Ruthenium Piano Stool Compunds as Anti-Microbial Agents

A completely new platform for anti-microbials that are effective against various antibiotic-resistant diseases has been developed. The platform is highly customizable to target different pathogens.  Specific examples of compounds effective against mycobacteria and MRSA have been synthesized and tested in vitro.


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