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Synthesis and Biological evaluation of some of N-alkylidine/ Arylidene-5-Alkyl/Aryl - 1, 3, 4-Thiadiazol- 2 -Amines

Agarwal Alka1* , Bele D.2 , Singhvi I.1 , Gupta S.K.1
  1. Pacific College of Pharmacy, Pacific hills, Pratap nagar extn., Airport road, Debari, Udaipur-313003 (Raj) India
  2. Charak Institute of Pharmacy, Mandleshwar, Khargone (M.P.)
Corresponding Author: Agarwal Alka E-Mail: [email protected]
Received:06 August 2011 Accepted: 02 October 2011
Citation: Agarwal Alka *, Bele. D, Singhvi. I, Gupta S. K “Synthesis and Biological evaluation of some of Nalkylidine /Arylidene-5-Alkyl/Aryl - 1, 3, 4- hiadiazol- 2 -Amines” Int. J. Drug Dev. & Res., January-March 2013, 5(1): 99-102. doi: doi number
Copyright: © 20134 IJDDR, Agarwal Alka et al. This is an open access paper distributed under the copyright agreement with Serials Publication, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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A series N-Alkylidine/Arylidene-5- Alkyl/Aryl-1, 3, 4- Thiadiazol-2-Amines have been synthesized via multistep reaction sequence. The 5-alkyl/aryl-1, 3, 4-thiadiazol-2- amine derivatives were prepared by the reaction of different aliphatic/ aromatic carboxylic acids with thiosemicarbazide in presence of catalytic amount of concentrated sulfuric acid. These derivatives were treated with different aldehydes and ketones to afford the titled compounds. Structures of synthesized compounds were assigned on the basis analytical and spectral data. All the synthesized compounds were subjected to preliminary in-vitro antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacterial strains Bacillus Subtillis and Gram-negative bacterial strains Klebsiella Pneumoniae, Escheria coli and Pseudomonas aeruginasa. The antifungal activity of the synthesized derivatives was evaluated against Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigates. The synthesized compounds were found to possess comparable antimicrobial activity to the standard drug.


Synthesis, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Thiadiazole, Antitumor, Anti-HIV.
The exploitation of a simple molecule with different functionalities for the synthesis of heterocyclic is a worthwhile contribution in the chemistry of heterocyclic. The 1, 3, 4-thiadiazole emerged as a versatile pharmacophore with wide range of biological activities which includes antibacterial [1- 2], antifungal [3], phosphodiesterase inhibition [4], anti-inflammatory [5], platelate aggregation inhibition [6] and antihypertensive action [7-8]. A number of 1, 3, 4-thiadiazoles showed antibacterial activity similar to those of well-known sulfonamide drugs [9]. The thiadiazole nucleus with N-C-S linkage exhibits a large number of biological activities [10]. Owing to the importance and established physiological activity of these compounds, it was thought to synthesize and investigate compounds with comparable structures. The shiff bases are reported to possess antitubercular [11] fungicidal [12] and agrochemical [13] activities. The biological activity of shiff bases is attributed to presence of C=N linkage. Therefore an attempt was made to synthesize and evaluate antibacterial activity of some new Schiff bases of 5-alkyl/ aryl-1, 3, 4-thiadiazol-2-amines.
The synthesis of the titled compounds was affected as outlined in the scheme. These were prepared by the reaction of different carboxylic acids with thiosemicarbazide in presence of catalytic amount of concentrated sulfuric acid. These amine derivatives were treated with aliphatic / aromatic aldehydes and ketones to afford the titled derivatives.


Standard procedure or reported methods were followed with or without modification appropriately as and when required. All chemical and solvents used were of analytical grade. The melting points of synthesized compounds were determined by open capillary tube method and are uncorrected. The purity and homogeneity of the titled compounds was routinely ascertained by using TLC. The absorption maxima of the synthesized compounds were measured on shimadzu UV spectrophotometer. The IR absorption spectra of the compounds were recorded on FTIR Bruker Tensor-27 model. The 1H NMR absorption spectra of the compounds were recorded on Bruker Spectrospin 300 model. Physical characteristics and spectroscopic interpretation data are presented in Table 1-2.


Step 1: Synthesis of 5-alkyl/aryl-1, 3, 4- thiadiazol-2-amine. 1(a-c)

Different aliphatic or aromatic carboxylic acid (0.01 mol), thiosemicarbazide (0.01 mol), and concentrated sulphuric acid (4.0 ml) in 250 ml round bottom flask were heated on water bath. The reaction mixtures were cooled and poured into crushed ice and neutralized with ammonia solution. The separated solids were then filtered, washed with saturated sodium bicarbonate solution and water, dried & recrystallized with ethanol.

Step 2: Synthesis of N- alkylidine /arylidine - 5-alkyl/aryl-1, 3, 4-thiadiazol-2-amines 2(a-f)

Compounds 1(a-c) (0.01 mol) & aliphatic / aromatic aldehydes/ ketones (0.01 mol) were dissolved in sufficient amount of methanol with addition of some drops of glacial acetic acid in 250ml round bottom flask. The reaction mixtures were refluxed on heating mental for about 3-5h. The resultant mixtures were cooled and evaporated. The separated solid were then filtered, washed with water, dried & recrystallized with ethanol.


All the synthesized compounds were subjected to antimicrobial screening [14] by cup plate method for zone of inhibition. All the derivatives were screened against the pathogenic fungi B. subtilis, K. pneumoniae, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, C. albicans and A. fumigatus. Ciprofloxacin and Fluconazole were used as standard drugs in evaluation of antibacterial and antifungal activity respectively. The solutions of the synthesized compounds and standard drugs were prepared in dimethyl formamide (DMF). The concentration of the prepared solutions was 100 μg/ml. The results of antimicrobial activity are shown in Table 3 and Table 4.




The IR and 1H-NMR data indicates the successful synthesis of the titled compounds. All the compounds i.e. 2(a-f) showed mild to moderate antibacterial activity against the tested organisms with maximum activity exhibited against E. coli. Compounds 2e showed good activity, amongst the synthesized derivatives, which is attributed to presence of electron releasing groups i.e. –CH3 and –C6H5. All the compounds exhibited excellent activity against the fungal strains C. albicans and A. fumigatus. Compound 2c exhibited highest antifungal activity against C. albicans while 2b and 2e showed highest activity against A. fumigatus. Amongst the tested compounds, 2e emerged as potential antimicrobial agent. Further exploration on this molecule may results into potent therapeutic agent.

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