Toward Orally Absorbed Prodrugs of the Antibiotic Aztreonam. Design of Novel Prodrugs of Sulfate Containing Drugs. Part 2

Aztreonam, first discovered in 1980, is an FDA approved, intravenous, monocyclic beta-lactam antibiotic. Aztreonam is active against Gram-negative bacteria and is still used today. The oral bioavailability of aztreonam in humans is less than 1%. Herein we describe the design and synthesis of potential oral prodrugs of aztreonam.