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Volume 7 |Article ID 817480 |

D. R. Harish Kumar, M. D. Karvekar, "Synthesis of Benzofuran Derivatives and their Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity", Journal of Chemistry, vol. 7, Article ID 817480, 5 pages, 2010.

Synthesis of Benzofuran Derivatives and their Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity

Received29 Aug 2009
Accepted20 Oct 2009


2-Acetyl benzofuran (1) was synthesized by refluxing salicylaldehyde and dry chloroacetone in presence of potassium carbonate. The product formed was reacted with 2-aminobenzothiazole with catalyst p-toluene sulphonic acid to form N-[(1Z)-1-(benzofuran-2-yl)ethylidene]1,3-benzothiazol-2-amine (2). In cold condition, Staudinger reaction was carried out for compound (2) with various acid chlorides in presence of triethylamine to synthesize 4-[1-benzofuran-2-yl]-1-[1, 3-benzothiazol-2-yl]-4-methylazetidin-2-one (3a-3j). All the synthesized compounds were characterized on the basis of analytical data. The compounds were screened for their antimicrobial activities. Compound 3b,3cand 3d exhibited moderate activity.

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