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Medical Xanthen 3 one and its derivatives

  1. Sep 9, 2016 #1
    I need to write essey about xanthen 3 one and its derivatives. But the problem is that on internet there is so little data about xanthen 3 one. Does anyone know is xanthen 3 one same as xanthen ? Does it have other name ? Any information would be great help. These are just some questions I need to answer in order to write essay about it :
    How they work ?
    How they influent on receptors, enzymes ?
    What is its pdb base and code ?
    Is there any data about its influenting on E. coli ?

    You dont need to answer just help me with references please :)
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  3. Sep 9, 2016 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Do you mean xanthan? I think xanthen might be the German spelling, but most names for chemicals use English in what you would search for.

    Try this link to start with: https://books.google.com/books?id=Q...PBP8Q6AEIKjAE#v=onepage&q=xanthan 3.1&f=false

    Also I am not sure what you mean by the '3 one' - can you provide some context - for example is this about the Xanthomonas bacterium? It makes xanthan gum from carbohydrates. Xanthan is used in cooking as a thickener.

    German wiki: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategorie:Xanthen

    Sorry this is best I can do.
  4. Sep 9, 2016 #3


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    " -3-one " indicates a "ketone" functionality at the "three" position, but no idea what "xanthen" is.
  5. Sep 9, 2016 #4


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    Looks like xanthen-3-one is more commonly known as fluorone. Chemspider.com is a good place to look up chemical properties of a substance, and pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov is a good place to look up the biological effects of a compound. Searching for information about the compound may be easier using its CAS number (494-41-7), especially if using a database like SciFinder.
  6. Sep 10, 2016 #5
    I also found that fluorone's Iupac name is xanthen 3 one :) Thanks this might help.
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