ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Synthesis and in vitro antimicrobial activity of new 3-(2-morpholinoquinolin-3-yl) substituted acrylonitrile and propanenitrile derivatives
Jigar A. Makawana, Manish P. Patel, and Ranjan G. Patel
Department of Chemistry, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 388120 Gujarat, India
Abstract: A series of new 3-(2-morpholinoquinolin-3-yl)acrylonitrile derivatives (IVa-IVf) has been synthesised by the base-catalysed condensation reaction of 2-morpholinoqionoline-3-carboxaldehydes (IIa-IIc) and 2-cyanomethylbenzimidazoles (IIIa-IIIb). Subsequent regiospecific reduction of the C—C double bond in acrylonitrile moiety afforded 3-(2-morpholinoquinolin-3-yl)propanenitrile
derivatives (Va-Vf). All the compounds synthesised were subjected to in vitro antimicrobial screening against some representatives of bacteria
and fungi. The majority of the compounds were found to be active against Gram-positive bacteria Bacillus subtilis and Clostridium tetani as well as against the fungal pathogen Candida albicans.
Keywords: 2-morpholinoquinoline – nitrile – antimicrobial activity – MIC
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Chemical Papers 65 (5) 700–706 (2011)