Author: Asia Siddiqa, Aziz-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Athar Abbasi, Sabahat Zahra Siddiqui, Shahid Rasool, Almas Sattar, Khalid Muhammed Khan, Irshad Ahmad and Saira Afzal

Publishing Date: 2016

E-ISSN: 1011-601X

Volume: 29 Issue: 1


The most emerging class among the heterocyclic compounds is 1,3,4-oxadiazoles for their diverse biological activities. In the present research work, piperonylic acid (1) was converted consecutively into corresponding ester (2), hydrazide (3) and 1,3,4-oxadiazole (4) through intermolecular cyclization. The synthesized compound 4 was subjected further to S-alkylation/aralkylation, using alkyl/aralkyl halides (5a-m) and S-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives were synthesized (6a-m). The structure elucidation of the synthesized molecules was processed through 1H-NMR, IR and mass spectral data. The antibacterial activity showed these molecules moderately good inhibitors of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria.

KEYWORDS: 1,3,4-oxadiazole, antibacterial activity, piperonylic acid.

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