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Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activities of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Sulphur Containing Heterocyclic Compounds.

Qadeer, Ghulam (2009) Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activities of Oxygen, Nitrogen and Sulphur Containing Heterocyclic Compounds. PhD thesis, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.



The work presented in this thesis consists of the synthesis, characterization, and biological screening of heterocyclic compounds. For convenience, the work has been divided into two parts, part one is related to the compounds containing oxygen atom in the heterocyclic ring whereas part two refers to the compounds containing nitrogen and/ or sulphur atoms in the heterocyclic ring. Part one of this thesis is related to the synthesis, characterization and biological activity of some heterocyclic compounds containing oxygen in the ring.These compounds include some naturally and unnaturally occurring substituted isocoumarins and 3,4-dihydroisocoumarins. The synthesis of naturally occurring isocoumarin Thunberginol B is reported, in which 3,5-dimethoxyhomophthalic acid is a key intermediate for the synthesis of Thunberginol B. It was synthesized efficiently in five steps from 3,5-dimethoxybenzaldehyde via a series of reactions including synthesis of 3,5-dimethoxycinnamic acid, 3-(3′,5′- dimethoxyphenyl)propionic acid, cyclization of 3-(3′,5′-dimethoxyphenyl)propionic acid to 5,7-dimethoxy-1-indanone and oxidative decomposition of methyl 2- hydroxy-2-(5,7-dimethyoxy-1-oxo-1H-inden-2(3H)-ylidene)acetate to 3,5- dimethoxyhomophthalic acid. 3,4-Dimethoxybenzoylchloride was prepared from 3,4-dimethoxybenzoic acid on reaction with thionyl chloride which on condensation with 3,5-dimethoxyhomophthalic acid afforded 3-(3',4'- dimethoxyphenyl)-6,8-dimethoxyisocoumarin. Complete demethylation of 3-(3',4'- dimethoxyphenyl)-6,8-dimethoxyisocoumarin with hydrobromic acid in acetic acid gave 3-(3',4'-dihydroxyphenyl)-6,8-dihydroxyisocoumarin (Thunberginol B).in addition to above, some unnaturally occurring halogenated isocoumarins and their 3,4-dihydrodrivatives were also synthesized. The difluorophenyl- and dichlorophenylisocoumarins by condensation of homophthalic acid with an appropriate acid chloride.Alkaline hydrolysis of the isocoumarins yielded corresponding keto-acids, which on reduction give the corresponding racemic hydroxy-acids. 3,4-Dihydroisocoumarins were obtained from these racemic hydroxy-acids by cyclodehydration using acetic anhydride. All the synthesised compounds were identified using their IR, 1H NMR and mass spectral data. In many cases 13C NMR and elemental analysis data were employed to support the characterization. In each case, a plasible mass fragmentation pattern is suggested. The synthesized compounds were screened for their antifungal, antibacterial, herbicidal, insecticidal, fungicidal, antimetastatic, brine shrimp lethality, antioxidant, anti -inflammatory, antiviral, anti- HIV, anti-HBV and anticancer activities and in some cases, very fascinating results were obtained which were then published in different international journals.These synthetic schemes have tremendous potential for further synthesis of novel biological active compounds. Part two of the thesis describes the synthesis and biological screening of some,hitherto unreported, isatin derivatives (Indolinones), 1,4-disubstituted thiosemicarbazides and their related 2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-thiadiazoles and 4,5- disubstituted-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiones. Indolinones were formed by the direct condensation of hydrazides with halogenated isatins. Triazoles were formed by intramolecular dehydrative cyclization of thiosemicarbazides in basic media while thiadiazoles were formed in acidic media, which is an intermediate during the synthesis of various heterocyclic compounds.Thiosemicarbazides were formed by aldol type condensation reaction of acid hydrazides and isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates were formed by the reaction of anilines with carbon disulphide in ammonium hydroxide solution to yield ammonium dithiocarbamate, an intermediate which on oxidation with lead nitrate yield isothiocyanate.Acid hydrazides were formed by the reaction of esters of carboxylic acid with hydrazine hydrate and esters were formed by refluxing carboxylic acid in methanol in catalytic amount of carboxylic acids. As a result of these synthetic schemes, thirty new indolinones, ten disubstituted-1,3,4-thiadiazoles and twenty disubstituted 1,2,4-triazole-3-thiones were synthesized. The characterization of these synthesized compounds was carried out by IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, elemental analysis, Mass spectral data and XRD analysis. The synthesized compounds were screened for their antifungal, antibacterial, herbicidal, insecticidal, fungicidal, plant growth regulatory activity and antiviral activities.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Activities, Characterization, Homophthalic, Synthesis, Nitrogen, Heterocyclic, Alkaline, Fascinating, Synthesized, Oxygen, Sulphur, Compounds, Biological
Subjects:Physical Sciences (f) > Chemistry(f2)
ID Code:4282
Deposited By:Mr. Javed Memon
Deposited On:09 Aug 2010 12:32
Last Modified:12 Aug 2011 09:46

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