A set of α-quaternary 3-chloro-1-hydroxyalkylphosphonates, analogues of fosfomycin and fosfonochlorin, some of which are new compounds, was synthesized. The compounds were screened for bioactivity against several clinical and standard microbial isolates. Some were found to have moderate activity. The activity was higher with phenyl protection of the phosphoryl ester groups and α-phenyl substitution. Compound 11 was as effective or more potent than fosfomycin or chloramphenicol against several Gram-negative bacteria as well as against some Gram-positive ones.
- Antimicrobial activity
- Clinical isolates