AiM  Vol.3 No.4 , August 2013
Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Activities of 4,5-Disubstituted 1,2,4-Triazole-3-Thiols

Purpose: The triazole nucleus is an important part of the therapeutically interesting drug candidate as antimicrobial, analgesic, anticancer, anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory agents. Methods: Therefore, in this study, twelve 4,5-disubstituted-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiols were synthesized by the reaction of substituted isothiocyanates and hydrazides using the common method of base catalysed intramolecular dehydrative cyclization of substituted thiosemicarbazides 3(a-f) and 4(a-f). The structures of these compounds were characterized by means of FT-IR, 1H-NMR, and elemental analysis data. All these compounds were screened for antibacterial, antioxidant, antitumor and cytotoxic activities. Results: Among these compounds: 5c, 5f and 6f were found active against gram positive cocci, the compounds 5a, 5b, 5d, 6a and 6f showed 85% free radical scavenging effect at 3 ppm when tested for antioxidant activity, 75% tumors inhibition was recorded using 5c, 5d and 6a and brine shrimps lethality assay declared 5a, 5b and 6d was 129.62 μg/ml, 161.577 μg/ml and 81.56 μg/ml respectively. Conclusion: Compounds carrying significant bioactivity can be further studied using animal models to establish their safety profile prior to initiating clinical trials.

Cite this paper
H. Nadeem, M. Mohsin, H. Afzaal, S. Riaz, A. Zahid and S. Muhammad, "Synthesis and in Vitro Biological Activities of 4,5-Disubstituted 1,2,4-Triazole-3-Thiols," Advances in Microbiology, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 366-375. doi: 10.4236/aim.2013.34050.
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