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Abbas Shafiee

Synthesis and in vitro anti-leishmanial activity of 1-[5-(5-nitrofuran-2-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]- and 1-[5-(5-nitrothiophen-2-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]-4-aroylpiperazines.


Authors: Behrouzi-Fardmoghadam M , Poorrajab F , Ardestani SK , Emami S , Shafiee A , Foroumadi A ,
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry , Vol., No. 1464-3391 (Electronic) , 20080424 ,Page:0
The synthesis and anti-leishmanial activity of nitroheteroaryl-1,3,4-thiadiazole-based compounds including 1-[5-(5-nitrofuran-2-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]-4-aroylpiperazines and 1-[5-(5-nitrothiophen-2-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]-4-aroylpiperazines were described. Most of the synthesized compounds exhibited potent anti-leishmanial activity against both promastigote and amastigote forms of Leishmania major at non-cytotoxic concentrations. In general, 5-nitrofuran derivatives were more active than the corresponding 5-nitrothiophene analogues.