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International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 159285, 24 pages
Review Article

Current Updates on Oxazolidinone and Its Significance

1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura-Jaipur, Rajasthan 302025, India
2Sadbhavna College of Management & Technology, Jalaldiwal, Ludhiana-Barnala State Highway-13, Raikot (Ludhiana), Punjab, India

Received 22 June 2011; Revised 16 October 2011; Accepted 20 October 2011

Academic Editor: Paola Fossa

Copyright © 2012 Neha Pandit et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Oxazolidinone is a five-member heterocyclic ring exhibiting potential medicinal properties with preferential antibacterial activity. Scientists reported various synthetic procedures for this heterocyclic structure. Current review articles tried to cover each and every potential aspect of oxazolidinone like synthetic routes, pharmacological mechanism of action, medicinal properties, and current research activities.