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Molbank 2017, 2017(4), M958;

Methyl N-[1-(Benzoylamino)-2-methoxy-2-oxoethyl]-tryptophanate

Organic Chemistry Laboratory (LCO), Faculty of Sciences Dhar El Mahraz–Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fez 30000, Morocco
Regional Center for Agronomic Research of Rabat, INRA-Rabat, Rabat 10000, Morocco
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Received: 17 August 2017 / Revised: 8 September 2017 / Accepted: 12 September 2017 / Published: 22 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Synthesis)
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The title compound, methyl N-[1-(benzoylamino)-2-methoxy-2-oxoethyl]tryptophanate 2, was synthesized in high yield, via N-alkylation reaction of methyl 2-azido-2-benzamidoacetate with methyl 2-amino-3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propanoate in acetone, with the presence of diisopropylethylamine as a base. The structure of the prepared compound was characterized by 1H, 13C NMR in addition to MS, X-Ray diffraction data, and elemental analysis. This compound was tested in vitro for its antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus, and Gram-negative bacteria, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella enteric. The MIC values showed that the synthesized compound had a bactericidal effect against the strains tested. View Full-Text
Keywords: antibacterial activity; carboxylic amino esters; N-alkylation antibacterial activity; carboxylic amino esters; N-alkylation
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Karai, O.; El Hamdani, M.; Faraj, H.; Alami, A.; Kabbour, M.R.; El Hallaoui, A.; Bouksaim, M.; Aouine, Y. Methyl N-[1-(Benzoylamino)-2-methoxy-2-oxoethyl]-tryptophanate. Molbank 2017, 2017, M958.

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