3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||339.540 g/mol|
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Varacin is a bicyclic organosulfur compound originally found in marine Ascidiacea from the Polycitor genus. It contains an unusual pentathiepin ring which reacts with DNA, and varacin and synthetic analogues have been investigated for their antimicrobial and antitumour properties.
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- Brzostowska, E. M.; Greer, A. (2003). "The role of amine in the mechanism of pentathiepin (polysulfur) antitumor agents". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 125 (2): 396–404. doi:10.1021/ja027416s. PMID 12517151.
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