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Synthesis of New 5-Nitroimidazoles Highly Active Against Anaerobes by Substitution Reactions which Proceed via Radical and Radical-Anion Intermediates

  • M.P. Crozet
  • O. Jentzer
  • P. Vanelle
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 260)

Abstract

Electron-transfer substitution reactions which proceed via radical and radical-anion intermediates (SRN1) were extended to heterocyclic electrophiles of the nitroimiaazole series and to heterocyclic nucleophiles prepared from 3-nitrolactams. New 5-nitroimidazoles bearing a trisubstituted ethylenic double bond in position 2 were obtained in good yields. Biological assays have shown that several of these compounds are highly active against anaerobes in vivo. The best compound was found to be greater than 40-fold more active than metronidazole (Flagyl*).

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Nitro Group Clostridium Perfringens Ames Test Lithium Salt Butylli Thium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.P. Crozet
    • 1
  • O. Jentzer
    • 1
  • P. Vanelle
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS UA 10°Aix-Marseille UniversityMarseille Cedex 13France

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