Medicinal Chemistry Research

, Volume 26, Issue 7, pp 1469–1480 | Cite as

Efficient synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of 2-((1-substituted-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)-1-naphthaldehydes and their oxime derivatives

  • Pinki Yadav
  • Kashmiri Lal
  • Poonam Rani
  • Satbir Mor
  • Ashwani Kumar
  • Anil Kumar
Original Research


A series of 2-((1-substituted-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)-1-naphthaldehydes was prepared by the propargylation of 2-hydroxynaphthaldehyde followed by Copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition with various organic azides. 2-((1-substituted-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)-1-naphthaldehyde analogues were transformed to corresponding oxime derivatives upon grinding with hydroxylamine hydrochloride under solvent free conditions. All the synthesized compounds were characterized by various analytical and spectral techniques and screened in vitro for antimicrobial activity. The activity data revealed that most of the compounds exhibited good to significant activities. Compounds 4c and 5c exhibited very good and broad spectrum activity towards all the tested bacterial strains. Further, to understand the binding interactions, 4c and 5c were docked into the active sites of E. coli topoisomerase II DNA gyrase.


1,2,3-Triazoles Click Chemistry Green chemistry Homogenous catalysis Molecular modeling 



We are grateful to Central instrumentation laboratory, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar for running NMR and IR spectra of the synthesized compounds. One of the authors (PY) thanks Haryana State Council for Science & Technology (HSCST) for providing financial support in form of Junior Research Fellowship.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pinki Yadav
    • 1
  • Kashmiri Lal
    • 1
  • Poonam Rani
    • 1
  • Satbir Mor
    • 1
  • Ashwani Kumar
    • 2
  • Anil Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryGuru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesGuru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Bio and NanotechnologyGuru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisarIndia

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