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Synthesized Phosphonium Compounds Demonstrate Resistant Modulatory and Antibiofilm Formation Activities against Some Pathogenic Bacteria

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Heteroatom Chemistry publishes research on compounds containing main-group elements of groups 13 through 17 of the Periodic Table, with a fundamental focus on the reactivity of heteroatoms.

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Synthesis, Structure, and Antifungal Activities of 3-(Difluoromethyl)-Pyrazole-4-Carboxylic Oxime Ester Derivatives

Fifteen new pyrazole-4-carboxylic oxime ester derivatives were conveniently synthesized, and their structures were confirmed by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, HRMS, and X-ray diffraction. Antifungal assays indicated that some of these compounds possessed good activity against S. sclerotiorum, B. cinerea, R. solani, P. oryae, and P. piricola at 50 ppm. Structure-activity relationships (SAR) were studied by molecular docking simulation.

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Isolation, Synthesis, and Fungicidal Activity of Isopropyl (3-methyl-1-oxo-1-((1-((4-(prop-2-yn-1-yloxy)phenyl)thio)propan-2-yl)amino)butan-2-yl)carbamate Diastereomers against Phytophthora capsici

Two isopropyl (3-methyl-1-oxo-1-((1-((4-(prop-2-yn-1-yloxy)phenyl)thio)propan-2-yl)amino)butan-2-yl)carbamate diastereomers were isolated. Fungicidal activities indicated that the isolated four chiral compounds possessed excellent activity against P. capsici with the EC50 value of 4a (1.30 μg/mL), 4b (0.078 μg/mL), 4c (1.85 μg/mL), and 4d (44.4 μg/mL). Among them, compound 4b exhibited remarkably high activities against Phytophthora capsici, which is better than that of positive control dimethomorph. Its R and S isomers showed that chiral influences the activity against P. capsici.

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Triazoles Synthesis & Applications as Nonsteroidal Aromatase Inhibitors for Hormone-Dependent Breast Cancer Treatment

In the last few years, nonsteroidal aromatase inhibitors (AIs) have been emerged as promising agents for treating hormone-dependent breast cancer in postmenopausal women because of their inhibitory effect on estrogen synthesis. Indeed, these compounds can block the activity of aromatase, the enzyme that intervenes in the last steps of estrogen production pathway. Triazoles are the core structures of nonsteroidal AIs. The nitrogen atom of the triazole moiety plays a fundamental role in the aromatase functionality by interacting with the iron ions of the heme group. In general, AIs possess numerous advantages as they quench the last step of estrogen synthesis without any inhibitory effects on the production of other steroids produced via the same pathway. Some AIs as anastrozole, letrozole, and vorozole have already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the treatment of breast cancer. The previously mentioned compounds present severe and adverse effects as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), resistance onset on long-term treatments, and a higher risk of bone fractures. This review focuses intensively on the role of AIs in the treatment of hormone-sensitive types of cancers, especially the role of triazoles as nonsteroidal AIs. Also, the review provides an overview about the chemistry of triazoles along with the different methods by which the -triazoles and s-triazoles are synthesized.

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Reexamining Povarov Reaction’s Scope and Limitation in the Generation of HCV-NS4A Peptidomimetics

Chronic Hepatitis C is a global health threat and a silent killer. Regardless of the profound progress in preventing and treating this disease, research continues to discover new direct antiviral agents (DAAs), especially against novel targets. Our research has been directed to leverage the NS4A binding site to develop peptidomimetic inhibitors of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3 protease. In previous reports, we could provide evidence of tunability of this site by peptide and nonpeptide NS3/4A inhibitors. In this report, we used structure-based techniques to design 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1,7-naphthyridine derivative as NS4A core mimics that cover the region between residues Ile-25′ to Arg-28′. The synthetic plan featured the Povarov reaction as an efficient strategy to construct the 1,7-naphthyridine core. Although this reaction has been reported in many literatures, critical assessments for its scope and limitations are scarce. In our work, we found that Povarov was extremely sensitive to alkene and aldehyde reactants. Moreover, using pyridine amines was not as successful as anilines. The most striking results were the lack of stability of compounds during purification and storage. The four compounds that survived the stability problems (1a-1d) did not show significant binding potency with NS3, because their structures were too simple to resemble the originally planned compounds.

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Cyclization Reactions Involving 2-Aminoarenetellurols and Derivatives of α,β-Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids

The reductive cyclization of arenetellurols carrying α,β-unsaturated amide functionalities in the ortho position was investigated. Conceptually, such compounds can form 1,3-tellurazoles without the involvement of the unsaturation in the ring closure, they can form 1,4-tellurazinone derivatives, or they can undergo ring closure to 1,5-tellurazepinones. Amides derived from acrylic and methacrylic acid generated 1,5-tellurazepinones while 2-cinnamylamidobenzenetellurol cyclized to a 1,3-tellurazole derivative. In contrast, the reaction of acetylenedicarboxylic acid and its derivatives with 2-aminoarenetellurols generated 1,4-tellurazepinones, including a derivative of novel tricyclic naphtho [1, 4]tellurazinone. A comparison with analogous reactions of sulfur congeners indicates that their chemistry is a good predictor for the products obtained from 2-aminoarenetellurols. Selected compounds were characterized by X-ray crystallography. The present work offers access to previously unexplored organotellurium heterocycles.

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A Remarkably Efficient Phase-Transfer Catalyzed Amination of α-Bromo-α, β-Unsaturated Ketones in Water

Tandem conjugate addition–alkylation reaction of various amines with α-bromo-α, β-unsaturated ketones resulted in near-quantitative conversions into the corresponding aziridines when the reaction was carried out in the presence of 10 mol% of phase-transfer, PT catalysts in water. Some chiral quaternary ammonium salts derived from Cinchona alkaloids were investigated as water-stable PT catalysts. The scope and limitations of the reaction have also been investigated. The catalytic performances were significantly improved in comparison with the corresponding ordinary quaternary ammonium salt catalysts, and excellent yields (81%–96%) were obtained. Although an increase in the rate of aziridination has been accomplished, no stereoselectivity was observed. The positive values of the protocol have been confirmed.

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