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South African Journal of Chemistry

On-line version ISSN 1996-840X
Print version ISSN 0379-4350


DATOUSSAID, Yazid; OTHMAN, Adil A.  and  KIRSCH, Gilbert. Synthesis and antibacterial activity of some 5,5'-(1,4-phenylene)-bis-1,3,4-oxadiazole and bis-1,2,4-triazole derivatives as precursors of new S-nucleosides. S.Afr.j.chem. (Online) [online]. 2012, vol.65, pp.30-35. ISSN 1996-840X.

Five compounds, namely 5,5'-benzene-1,4-diylbis(1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thiol)6 and 5,5'-benzene-1,4-diylbis(1H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol) 7a and its derivatives 7b-d were synthesized. Two related S-nucleosides 9 and 10 have been prepared from 6 and 7a Some of these synthesized compounds were tested in vitro by spotting on Mueller Hinton Agar medium against some Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis and three Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, Pseudomonasaeruginosa, Pseudomonas fluorescens and compared with the known antibiotics cephalosporin (cefotaxim) and gentamycin. Compound 6: showed significant inhibitory activity against Gram-positive E. faecalis and Gram-negative E. coli bacteria while the others have shown variable inhibition activity.

Keywords : Terephthalic acid; 1,3,4-oxadiazole; 1H-1,2,4-triazole; S-nucleosides; antimicrobial activity.

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