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Design, synthesis, antimicrobial activity and anticancer screening of some new 1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones derivatives

Wesam Saber Shehab (1,*) , Samar Mohamed Mouneir (2)

(1) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig, 44511, Egypt
(2) Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, 12211, Egypt
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 17 Nov 2014 | Accepted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015 | Issue Date: June 2015


A series of new thiazolidin-4-ones have been synthesized by the reaction of 3-acetylindole with thiourea to yield 2-amino-arylthiazole (1) which, reacted with 2-chloroacetyl chloride to produce 2-chloroacetamido-4-arylthiazoles (2). The later was treated with potassium thiocyanate to afford the related 2-amino-3-(4-arylthiazol-2-yl) thiazolidin-4-ones (3). Condensation of compounds 1 and 3 with different aromatic aldehydes give Schiff’s bases (4a-c) and (5a-c) reaction of compound 5a-c with thioglycollic acids furnishes the target thiazolidin-4-one molecules (6a-c). Further, condensation of compound 6a with benzaldehyde affords benzylidenethiazolo derivative (7) which on refluxing with malononitrile, acetylacetone afforded thiazolopyridine derivatives (8,9). Structure elucidation of the products has been accomplished on the basis of elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR data. Compound 3exhibited the most potent antibacterial and anticancer activity.


Anticancer; Schiff’s bases; 3-Acetylindol; Antimicrobial; 1,3-Thiazolidin-4-ones; Thiazolopyridine derivatives

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Shehab, W.; Mouneir, S. Eur. J. Chem. 2015, 6(2), 157-162. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.6.2.157-162.1219
Shehab, W.; Mouneir, S. Design, synthesis, antimicrobial activity and anticancer screening of some new 1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones derivatives. Eur. J. Chem. 2015, 6(2), 157-162. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.6.2.157-162.1219
Shehab, W., & Mouneir, S. (2015). Design, synthesis, antimicrobial activity and anticancer screening of some new 1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones derivatives. European Journal of Chemistry, 6(2), 157-162. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.6.2.157-162.1219
Shehab, Wesam, & Samar Mohamed Mouneir. "Design, synthesis, antimicrobial activity and anticancer screening of some new 1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones derivatives." European Journal of Chemistry [Online], 6.2 (2015): 157-162. Web. 4 Oct. 2022
Shehab, Wesam, AND Mouneir, Samar. "Design, synthesis, antimicrobial activity and anticancer screening of some new 1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones derivatives" European Journal of Chemistry [Online], Volume 6 Number 2 (30 June 2015)

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