|Abstract:||2-Nitrobenzofurans in which the furan ring is either fused to or substituted by a fused bicyclic system, which are active as antimicrobial agents, processes for their use and intermediates therefor are described.|
|Inventor(s):|| Scherrer; Robert A. (White Bear Lake, MN), Stern; Richard M. (Cottage Grove, MN) |
|Assignee:|| Riker Laboratories, Inc. (Northridge, CA) |
|Filing Date:||Sep 19, 1978|
|Claims:||1. A compound of the formula ##STR4## wherein Y is hydrogen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, carboxyl or carboxymethyl, and, when the compound contains a carboxyl function, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. |
2. 3-(2-Naphthyl)-2-nitro-5-(4-carboxymethyl)benzofuran according to claim 1.
3. A method for arresting or inhibiting the growth of bacteria comprising contacting bacteria with a compound according to claim 1 in an amount sufficient to arrest or inhibit the growth of said bacteria.