Abstract: 5-Alkyl-6-(substituted benzyl)-2-thiouracils 3a,c were reacted with (2-chloroethyl) diethylamine hydrochloride to afford the corresponding 2-(2-diethylamino)ethylthiopyrimidin- 4(3H)-ones 4a,b. Reaction of 3a–c with N-(2-chloroethyl)pyrrolidine hydrochloride and/or N-(2-chloroethyl)piperidine hydrochloride gave the corresponding 2-[2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)ethyl]-thiopyrimidin-4(3H)-ones 5a–c and 2-[2-(piperidin-1-yl)ethyl]thiopyrimidin-4(3H)-ones 6a,b, respectively. Treatment of 3a–d with N-(2-chloroethyl)morpholine hydrochloride under the same reaction conditions formed the corresponding 2-[2-(morpholin-4-yl)ethyl]thiopyrimidines 6c–f. On the other hand, 3a,b were reacted with N-(2-bromoethyl)phthalimide and/or N-(3-bromopropyl)phthalimide to furnish the corresponding 2-[2-(N-phthalimido)ethyl]-pyrimidines 7a,b and 2-[3-(N-phthalimido)-propyl]pyrimidines 7c,d, respectively. Compounds 3a–d, 4a,b, 5a–c, 6a–f and 7a–d were screened against Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213, Bacillus subtilis NRRL 4219 and Bacillus cereus), yeast-like pathogenic fungus (Candida albicans ATCC 10231) and a fungus (Aspergillusniger NRRL 599). The best antibacterial activity was displayed by compounds 3a, 3b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6d, 6f, 7b and 7d, whereas compounds 4b, 5b, 5c, 6a, 6b and 6f exhibited the best antifungal activity.
Keywords: 2-thiouracils; pyrimidin-4(3H)-ones; alkylation; antibacterial activity; anti-fungal activity
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Attia, M.I.; El-Emam, A.A.; Al-Turkistani, A.A.; Kansoh, A.L.; El-Brollosy, N.R. Synthesis of Novel 2-(Substituted amino)alkylthiopyrimidin-4(3H)-ones as Potential Antimicrobial Agents. Molecules 2014, 19, 279-290.
Attia MI, El-Emam AA, Al-Turkistani AA, Kansoh AL, El-Brollosy NR. Synthesis of Novel 2-(Substituted amino)alkylthiopyrimidin-4(3H)-ones as Potential Antimicrobial Agents. Molecules. 2014; 19(1):279-290.
Attia, Mohamed I.; El-Emam, Ali A.; Al-Turkistani, Abdulghafoor A.; Kansoh, Amany L.; El-Brollosy, Nasser R. 2014. "Synthesis of Novel 2-(Substituted amino)alkylthiopyrimidin-4(3H)-ones as Potential Antimicrobial Agents." Molecules 19, no. 1: 279-290.