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Abbas Shafiee

Synthesis and antibacterial activity of N-[2-[5-(methylthio)thiophen-2-yl]-2-oxoethyl] and N-[2-[5-(methylthio)thiophen-2-yl]-2-(oxyimino)ethyl]piperazinylquinolone derivatives.


Authors: Foroumadi A , Oboudiat M , Emami S , Karimollah A , Saghaee L , Moshafi MH , Shafiee A ,
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry , Vol., No. 0968-0896 (Print) , 20060404 ,Page:0
A number of N-substituted piperazinylquinolone derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Preliminary results indicated that most compounds tested in this study demonstrated comparable or better activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis than their parent piperazinylquinolones as reference drugs. Among these derivatives, ciprofloxacin derivative 5a, containing N-[2-[5-(methylthio)thiophen-2-yl]-2-oxoethyl] residue, showed significant improvement of potency against staphylococci, maintaining Gram-negative coverage.