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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 819462, 8 pages
Research Article

Synthesis of New Fluorine Substituted Heterocyclic Nitrogen Systems Derived from p-Aminosalicylic Acid as Antimycobacterial Agents

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box 80203, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia

Received 23 March 2013; Accepted 29 May 2013

Academic Editor: Liviu Mitu

Copyright © 2013 Mohammed Saleh I. T. Makki 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.


Some new fluorine substituted heterocyclic nitrogen systems 2–17 have been synthesized from ring closure reactions of substituted p-amino salicylic acids (PAS). The Schiffs base of PAS was cyclized with chloroacetyl chloride and mercaptoacetic acid to give azetidinone 2, thiazolidinone 3, and spiro-fluoroindolothiazoline-dione 10. However, PAS when reacted directly with 4-fluorobenzoyl chloride and 5-oxazolinone yielded derivatives 4, 5, and 7. Aminomethylation of PAS using formaldehyde and piperidine or piperazine formed N-alkyl and N,N′-dialkyl derivatives (11 and 12 respectively) upon fluorinated benzoylation gave compounds 13 and 14. Similarly, treatment of PAS with thiosemicarbazide 15 and subsequent cyclization with diethyl oxalate yielded the fluorinated heterocycle 17. The structures of the fluorinated heterocyclic systems have been established on the basis of elemental analysis, 1H NMR, 13C NMR, and MS spectral data. Some of the targets exhibited a high inhibition towards Mycobacterium strain with favorable log P values.