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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 864385, 9 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel 5,7-Dichloro-1,3-benzoxazole Derivatives

1Department of Chemistry, Sahyadri Science College (Autonomous), Shimoga 577 203, India
2Department of PG Studies and Research in Industrial Chemistry, Sir M.V. Government Science College, Bommanakatte, Bhadravathi 577451, India
3Department of Microbiology, Sahyadri Science College (Autonomous), Shimoga 577 203, India

Received 20 June 2012; Revised 29 August 2012; Accepted 8 October 2012

Academic Editor: Mehmet Emin Duru

Copyright © 2013 N. D. Jayanna 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.


A new class of 5,7-dichloro-1,3-benzoxazole derivatives 4–11 were synthesized by fusing 5,7-dichloro-2-hydrazino-1,3-benzoxazole 3 nucleus with aliphatic acids, active methylene compounds, and with selected esters to form heterocyclic ring systems like 1,2,4-triazoles, pyrazoles, and triazine moieties. The compound 3 on diazotization reaction affords the tetrazole compound. The synthesized compounds were characterized by 1H NMR, IR, Mass, and 13C NMR spectral data and screened for cytotoxic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antilipase activities. The compounds 4, 5, and 8 have shown significant antimicrobial activities, whereas compounds 6 and 8 have been emerged as leading cytotoxic agents. The compounds 9, 10, and 11 were found to be strong enzyme inhibitors.