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IUPAC: 3-[(3S,6R,9S,12S,15R,18S,21S,25R)-9-(Carboxymethyl)-3,6,15,18-tetraisobutyl-12-isopropyl-25-(10-methylundecyl)-2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23-octaoxo-1-oxa-4,7,10,13,16,19,22-heptaazacyclopentacosan-21-yl]propanoic acid
Surfactin is a cyclic lipopeptid, which posesses antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-mycoplasma and hemolytic activities. It affects the surface tension of liquids in which it is dissolved. Source: Bacillus subtilis Disambiguation : The CAS number 24730-31-2 belongs to the isomeriso-C15-Surfactin. The product currently marketed is a mixture of several isomers. The CAS number assigned to the mixture is 252023-70-4
Selman Waksman defined the term antibiotic in 1942 to describe any substance produced by a microorganism that is antagonistic to the growth of other microorganisms in high dilution. While this ...