Pyrimidine-1,3-oxazolidin-2-arylimino hybrids have been synthesized as a new class of antibacterial agents. The synthetic approach exploits a Cu(II)-catalyzed intramolecular halkoxyhalogenation of alkynyl ureas, followed by a Suzuki coupling reaction with 2,4-dimethoxypyrimidin-5-boronic acid. Biological screenings revealed that most of the compounds showed moderate to good activity against two Gram-positive (B. subtilis, S. aureus) and three Gram-negative (P. aeruginosa, S. typhi, K. pneumonia) pathogenic strains. A molecular docking study, performed in the crystal structure of 50S ribosomal unit of Haloarcula marismortui, indicated that pyrimidine-oxazolidin-2-arylimino hybrids 8c and 8h exhibited a high binding affinity (−9.65 and −10.74 kcal/mol), which was in agreement with their good antibacterial activity. The obtained results suggest that the combination of pyrimidine and oxazolidone moieties can be considered as a valid basis to develop new further modifications towards more efficacious antibacterial compounds.

Synthesis and biological evaluation of pyrimidine-oxazolidin-2-arylimino hybrid molecules as antibacterial agents

Romeo, Roberto;Veltri, Lucia;
2018

Abstract

Pyrimidine-1,3-oxazolidin-2-arylimino hybrids have been synthesized as a new class of antibacterial agents. The synthetic approach exploits a Cu(II)-catalyzed intramolecular halkoxyhalogenation of alkynyl ureas, followed by a Suzuki coupling reaction with 2,4-dimethoxypyrimidin-5-boronic acid. Biological screenings revealed that most of the compounds showed moderate to good activity against two Gram-positive (B. subtilis, S. aureus) and three Gram-negative (P. aeruginosa, S. typhi, K. pneumonia) pathogenic strains. A molecular docking study, performed in the crystal structure of 50S ribosomal unit of Haloarcula marismortui, indicated that pyrimidine-oxazolidin-2-arylimino hybrids 8c and 8h exhibited a high binding affinity (−9.65 and −10.74 kcal/mol), which was in agreement with their good antibacterial activity. The obtained results suggest that the combination of pyrimidine and oxazolidone moieties can be considered as a valid basis to develop new further modifications towards more efficacious antibacterial compounds.
Antibacterial compounds; Intramolecular alkoxyhalogenation; Molecular docking; Pyrimidine-oxazolidinone hybrids; Suzuki coupling; Bacteria; Drug Evaluation, Preclinical; Ribosome Subunits, Large, Archaeal; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Haloarcula marismortui; Heterocyclic Compounds, 2-Ring; Analytical Chemistry; Chemistry (miscellaneous); Molecular Medicine; 3003; Drug Discovery3003 Pharmaceutical Science; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Organic Chemistry
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