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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9 (2012), Issue 3, Pages 1481-1489

Design, Synthesis, Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Novel 2-[(E)-2-aryl-1-ethenyl]-3-(2-sulfanyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-yl)-3,4- dihydro-4-quinolinones

1University College of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad- 500007, (A.P.), India
2St.Peter’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vidhyanagar, Hanamkonda, Warangal-506001 (A.P.), India

Received 26 November 2011; Accepted 18 January 2012

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The novel 2-[(E)-2-aryl-1-ethenyl]-3-(2-sulfanyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-yl)-3,4- dihydro-4-quinolinones (4a-j) analogs were synthesized by Knoevenagel condensation of a solution of 2-methyl-3-(2-sulfanyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-yl)-3,4-dihydro-4-quinazolinone (3) with aromatic aldehyde in presence of catalytic amount of piperidine. Compounds (4a-j) showed significant biological activity against all the standard strains. All the synthesized compounds were characterized on the basis of their IR, 1H NMR, MASS spectroscopic data and elemental analyses. All the compounds have been tested for antimicrobial and antifungal activity by the cup-plate method.