Chemical Papers

, Volume 69, Issue 11, pp 1500–1511 | Cite as

Efficient synthesis of bis-isoxazole ethers via 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition catalysed by Zn/Zn2+ and their antifungal activities

  • Da-Wei Zhang
  • Feng Lin
  • Bo-Chao Li
  • Hong-Wei Liu
  • Tian-Qi Zhao
  • Yu-Min Zhang
  • Qiang GuEmail author
Original Paper


An efficient method was developed for synthesising isoxazoles. A series of novel bis-isoxazole ether compounds VI, VII and VIII were synthesised starting from different substituted aldehydes (I) via a 1,3-dispolar cycloaddition using Zn/Zn2+ as a catalyst; these were characterised by FT-IR, HRMS, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopy. In addition, the antimicrobial properties of the synthesised products were investigated. The synthesised compounds exhibited significant antifungal activities in comparison with the standard drugs, fluconazole and itraconazole. It was found that Candida albicans was sensitive to 2-substituted phenyl bis-isoxazole ethers bearing pyridyl.


bis-isoxazole ether 1,3-dispolar cycloaddition Zn/Zn2+ anti-fungal activity nitrile oxide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Da-Wei Zhang
    • 1
  • Feng Lin
    • 2
  • Bo-Chao Li
    • 2
  • Hong-Wei Liu
    • 1
  • Tian-Qi Zhao
    • 1
  • Yu-Min Zhang
    • 1
  • Qiang Gu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.College of ChemistryJilin UniversityChangchunChina
  2. 2.College of Life ScienceJilin UniversityChangchunChina

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