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In Vitro Anti-Candida Activity of Certain New 3-(1H-Imidazol-1-yl)propan-1-one Oxime Esters

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Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department, Pharmaceutical and Drug Industries Research Division, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza 12622, Egypt
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Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21500, Egypt
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Molecules 2013, 18(10), 12208-12221; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules181012208
Received: 1 September 2013 / Revised: 19 September 2013 / Accepted: 23 September 2013 / Published: 30 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Medicinal Chemistry)
Anti-Candida activities of certain new oximes 4ad and their respective aromatic esters 5al are reported. The tested compounds 4ad and 5al exhibited better anti-Candida profiles than fluconazole. Compound 5j, namely (E)-3-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-1-phenylpropan-1-one O-4-chlorobenzoyl oxime emerged as the most active congener, with a MIC value of 0.0054 µmol/mL being more potent than both fluconazole (MIC > 1.6325 µmol/mL) and miconazole (MIC value = 0.0188 µmol/mL) as a new anti-Candida albicans agent. View Full-Text
Keywords: synthesis; Mannich reaction; azoles; oxime esters; anti-Candida synthesis; Mannich reaction; azoles; oxime esters; anti-Candida
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Attia, M.I.; Zakaria, A.S.; Almutairi, M.S.; Ghoneim, S.W. In Vitro Anti-Candida Activity of Certain New 3-(1H-Imidazol-1-yl)propan-1-one Oxime Esters. Molecules 2013, 18, 12208-12221.

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