, Volume 138, Issue 2, pp 111-119
Date: 19 Jan 2007

Synthesis and Structural Studies of 4-Thioxopyrimidines with Antimicrobial Activities

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This work describes a two-step, one-pot synthetic method for the formal aza-[3 + 3] cycloaddition between N-alkyl substituted enaminones and benzoyl isothiocyanate, which afforded 4-thioxopyrimidines in reasonable yields. Reaction of acyclic enaminone with a sterically hindered group attached to the nitrogen atom afforded pyridine-2-thione, yet in low yield. The antibacterial, antifungal, and trypanocidal activities of the thioxopyrimidines were evaluated and five compounds exhibited moderate activity against Candida albicans, Micrococcus luteus, and Trypanosoma cruzi. The solid state structures of a thioxopyrimidine, an organic disulfide, and a 1,2,4-triazole were determined by X-ray diffraction analysis.