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Correction published on 29 June 2018, see Molecules 2018, 23(7), 1592.

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Molecules 2015, 20(10), 19263-19276;

Novel 2-Thioxanthine and Dipyrimidopyridine Derivatives: Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity

Organic Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy (Girls), ElAzhar University, Nasr City 11651, Egypt
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Jazan University, Jazan (Female Section) 45142, Saudi Arabia
Medical Chemistry Division, Faculty of Medicine, Jazan University, Jazan 82621, Saudi Arabia
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44511, Egypt
Oral Presentation at the 1st International Turkic World Conference on Chemical Sciences and Technologies October 2015.
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Philippe Belmont
Received: 22 August 2015 / Revised: 3 October 2015 / Accepted: 12 October 2015 / Published: 22 October 2015
(This article belongs to the Collection Heterocyclic Compounds)
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Several fused imidazolopyrimidines were synthesized starting from 6-amino-1-methyl-2-thiouracil (1) followed by nitrosation, reduction and condensation with different aromatic aldehydes to give Schiff’s base. The dehydrocyclization of Schiff’s bases using iodine/DMF gave Compounds 5ag. The methylation of 5ag using a simple alkylating agent as dimethyl sulfate ((CH3)2SO4) gave either monoalkylated imidazolopyrimidine 6ag at room temperature or dialkylated derivatives 7ag on heating 6ag with ((CH3)2SO4). On the other hand, treatment of 1 with different aromatic aldehydes in absolute ethanol in the presence of conc. hydrochloric acid at room temperature and/or reflux with acetic acid afforded bis-5,5́-diuracylmethylene 8ae, which cyclized on heating with a mixture of acetic acid/HCl (1:1) to give 9ae. Compounds 9ae can be obtained directly by refluxing of Compound 1 with a mixture of acetic acid/HCl. The synthesized new compounds were screened for antimicrobial activity, and the MIC was measured. View Full-Text
Keywords: 6-amino-2-thiouracil; 6-amino-5-benzylideneamino-2-thiouracil; 8-aryl-3-methyl-2-thioxanthines; 8-aryl-3-methyl-2-methylthiopurine-6-ones 6-amino-2-thiouracil; 6-amino-5-benzylideneamino-2-thiouracil; 8-aryl-3-methyl-2-thioxanthines; 8-aryl-3-methyl-2-methylthiopurine-6-ones

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El-kalyoubi, S.; Agili, F.; Youssif, S. Novel 2-Thioxanthine and Dipyrimidopyridine Derivatives: Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity. Molecules 2015, 20, 19263-19276.

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