Author(s): Siddiqui ZN, Musthafa TN, Ahmad A, Khan AU
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Abstract A novel approach was adopted for the synthesis of series of new pyrazolyl chalcones (3a-c) by the reaction of 5-chloro-3-methyl-1-phenylpyrazole-4-carboxaldehyde (1) with different 5-acetylbarbituric acid derivatives (2a-c) under thermal solvent-free condition. The chalcones were then converted to the corresponding pyrazolines (4a-c) under the same condition in excellent yields. All the synthesized compounds were characterized using elemental analysis and spectral data (IR, (1)H NMR, and mass spectrometry). The synthesized compounds were tested for their antimicrobial activity by disk diffusion assay with slight modifications against Gram-positive, Gram-negative strains of bacteria as well as fungal strains. The investigation of antimicrobial screening revealed that compounds (3a-4c) showed good antibacterial and antifungal activities, respectively. Among the screened compounds, 3b showed more potent inhibitory activity (MIC=12.5 μg/ml) nearly to that of standard antibiotics ciprofloxacin, griseofulvin and fluconazole. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Bioorg Med Chem Lett
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