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Synthesis and antibacterial activity of N-(5-benzylthio-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl) and N-(5-benzylsulfonyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)piperazinyl quinolone derivatives.

Authors: Foroumadi A , Emami S , Hassanzadeh A , Rajaee M , Sokhanvar K , Moshafi MH , Shafiee A ,
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters , Vol., No. 0960-894X (Print) , 20050912 ,Page:0
A series of N-(5-benzylthio-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl) and N-(5-benzylsulfonyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl) derivatives of piperazinyl quinolones was synthesized and evaluated for antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms. Some of these derivatives exhibit high activity against Gram-positive bacteria; Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis, comparable or more potent than their parent N-piperazinyl quinolones norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin as reference drugs. The SAR of this series indicates that both the structure of the benzyl unit and the S or SO(2) linker dramatically impact antibacterial activity.