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Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society

On-line version ISSN 0717-9707

J. Chil. Chem. Soc. vol.56 no.3 Concepción  2011 

J. Chil. Chem. Soc., 56, N° 3 (2011), págs.: 771-773.





Department of Chemistry, Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan-384265 Gujarat, India. e-mail:


Triazole and fused heterocyclic triazole derivatives like Schiff bases, thiadiazoles, thiadiazepine, thiadiazine etc. were synthesized and characterized by IR, MS and 1H NMR. The triazole derivatives were evaluated for their antibacterial activity against the gram-positive bacteria B. megaterium and S. aureus, the gram-negative bacteria E. aerogenes and P. Aeruginosa using DMSO as a solvent.



Heterocycles are in the center of research due to their versatile application1. The triazole ring system is of particular interest especially within the realm of medicinal chemistry because of their versatile biological activity and clinical applications2,3. A number of triazole derivatives are associated with good biological as well as pharmacological activities like antibacterial4, anti-inflammatory5, antihypertensive6, antifungal7, anticancer8 and antitumor9 activity. Fused heterocyclic triazoles also possess important clinical applications10. In addition to these important biological applications, 1,2,4-triazoles are also of great utility in preparative organic chemistry as well as they have useful applications in agriculture11 and polymer12 industries. Research in the field of pharmaceutical has its most important task in the development of new better drugs and their successful introduction into clinical practice due to bacterial resistance over old drugs and other effects. Owing such properties by triazole derivatives lead us to synthesise new derivatives and evaluate their antibacterial properties.


All melting points were recorded in open capillaries and on Veergo melting point apparatus. The 1H NMR spectra were recorded on a Bruker 300 MHz spectrometer at 300 MHz using TMS as an internal standard. The IR spectra were recorded on a Perkin Elmer Spectrum 100 FTIR spectrometer and the Mass spectra on a Waters Micromass Q-ft instrument. The chemicals used are of LR grade and were obtained from the local market.

Procedure for the synthesis of compound (I-VII)

Compound I : A mixture of 4-amino-5-(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol(0.01M) and p-methoxy benzaldehyde (0.01M) was taken in ethanol(25 ml) and 2-3 drops of acetic acid was added and the reaction mixture was refluxed for 10 hours. The product (I) was isolated and crystallized by absolute alcohol. The resulting product dried and weighed.

Compound II : To a mixture of 4-amino-5-(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol(0.01M) and P-toluic acid (0.01M) was added POCl3 (25ml) and the reaction mixture was refluxed for 10 hours, poured on to crushed ice and the resulting solid was filtereda and washed with water. The resulting product (II) was crystallised from ethanol and then dried and weighed.

Compound III : To a mixture of 4-amino-5-(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol(0.01M) and P-anisaldehyde(0.01M) in 50 ml dimethylformamide, 50 mg p-toluene sulphonic acid (p-TsOH) was added and the reaction mixture was refluxed for 10 hours, poured on to crushed ice and the resulting solid was filtered and washed with water. The resulting product (III) was crystallised from ethanol and then dried and weighed.

Compound IV : A mixture of 4-amino-5-(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (0.01M), 2-chloro-3-formyl-7-methoxy quinoline (0.01M) in dry DMF (20 ml) was added anhydrous K2CO3 (2.09 g) and refluxed at 80oC for 4 hrs. It was cooled and poured onto crushed ice. The product (IV) was isolated and crystallised from ethanol and then dried and weighed.

Compound V : A mixture of 4-amino-5-(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (0.01M), p-hydroxy-phenacyl bromide (0.01M) in dry methanol (50 ml) was heated under reflux condition for 5 hrs, then cooled and neutralised with aqueous potassium carbonate solution. The product (V) was isolated and crystallised from ethanol and then dried and weighed.

Compound VI : A mixture of 4-amino-5-(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (0.01M) and p-toluene sulfonyl chloride (0.01M) was refluxed in dry pyridine for 4-5 hrs. Product (VI) was isolated and crystallised from ethanol and then dried and weighed.

Compound VII : A mixture of p-methylbenzoylchloride (0.01 mol) and 4-amino-5-(6-methylpyridin-3-yl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol (0.01 mol ) was refluxed in dry pyridine for 8 hrs. Product (VII) was isolated and crystallised from ethanol and then dried and weighed.

Preparation of Plates and Microbiological Assays

The in vitro antibacterial activity of the synthesised compounds was tested against some clinically important bacteria by the well diffusion method using Mueller-Hinton agar No.2 as the nutrient medium. Solutions of the synthesized compounds were prepared (10 mg ml-1) in dimethylformamide. The bacterial strains were activated by inoculating a loop full of the test strain in to 25 ml of nutrient broth and incubated for 24 hrs in an incubator at 37 oC. The activated strain (0.2 ml) was inoculated in Mueller Hinton agar at 45 oC. It was then poured into Petri dishes and allowed to solidify, then 0.85 cm ditch was made in the plates using a sterile cork borer and these were completely filled with the compound solution. The dishes were incubated for 24 hrs at 37 oC. The experiment was repeated three times simultaneously under the same condition for each compound and the mean value obtained for three wells was used to calculate the inhibition zone growth. The controls were maintained for each bacterial strain with the solvent, where pure solvent was inoculated into the well. The inhibition zone, formed by the compounds against the particular bacterial strain was subtracted from the control, thereby determining the antibacterial activities of the triazole derivatives.


Table 1 shows the molecular formula, molecular weight, melting point, percentage yield and Rf value of all synthesised compounds. The Elemental analysis, IR, NMR and Mass spectral data are given below.

Characterization of Compound I-VII

Compound I: Elemental analysis : found (calcd): C, 58.97(59.06); H, 4.61 (4.65); N, 21.45 (21.52); IR (KBr, cm-1): 3006 (Ar-C-H str.), 2933 (-C-H str.), 1606 (-C=N str.), 1508 (-C=C str.), 1029 (-C-O-C str.), 690 (-C-S str.). MS: 325[M.]; 1H NMR (ppm)(CDCl3): 13.81 (1H, singlet, -SH), 9.72 (1H, singlet, N=CH), 7.00-9.13 (7H, multiplet, Ar-H), 3.83 (3H, singlet, Ar-OCH3), 2.65 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3).

Compound II: Elemental analysis : found (calcd): C, 62.42(62.52); H, 4.23 (4.26); N, 22.72 (22.78); IR (KBr, cm-1): 3005 (Ar-C-H str.), 2849 (-C-H str.), 1611 (-C=N str.), 1485 (-C=C str.), 1256 (-C-N str.), 671 (-C-S str.). MS: 307[M.]; 1H NMR (ppm)(CDCl3): 7.03-9.13 (7H, multiplet, Ar-H), 2.68 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3), 2.35 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3).

Compound III: Elemental analysis : found (calcd): C, 58.96(59.06); H, 4.62 (4.65); N, 21.47 (21.52); IR (KBr, cm-1): 3234 (N-H str.), 2933 (-C-H str.), 1602 (-C=N str.), 1513 (-C=C str.), 1014 (-C-O-C str.), 676 (-C-S str.). MS: 325[M.]; 1H NMR (ppm)(CDCl3): 9.72 (1H, singlet, S-CH), 7.02-9.13 (7H, multiplet, Ar-H), 5.76 (1H, singlet, -NH), 3.86 (3H, singlet, Ar-OCH3), 2.68 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3).

Compound IV: Elemental analysis : found (calcd): C, 60.88(60.95); H, 3.73 (3.77); N, 22.40 (22.45); IR (KBr, cm-1): 3001 (Ar-C-H str.), 2956 (-C-H str.), 1636 (-C=N str.), 1621 (triazole -C=N str.), 1588 (-C=C str.), 1069 (-C-O-C str.), 648 (-C-S str.). MS: 374[M.]; 1H NMR (ppm)(CDCl3): 7.90-9.42 (4H, multiplet, Ar-H), 7.45 (1H, singlet, thiadiazepine-CH), 7.26-7.34 (3H, multiplet, Ar-H) 4.0 (3H, singlet, Ar-OCH3).

Compound V: Elemental analysis : found (calcd): C, 59.34(59.43); H, 4.03 (4.05); N, 21.60 (21.66); IR (KBr, cm-1): 3417 (-OH str.), 3066 (Ar-C-H str.), 2983 (-C-H str.), 1596 (-C=N str.), 1554 (-C=C str.), 1355 (-OH ben.), 1056 (N-N str.), 671 (-C-S str.). MS: 323[M.]; 1H NMR (ppm)(CDCl3): 9.48 (1H, singlet, -OH), 7.01-9.14 (7H, multiplet, Ar-H), 4.26 (2H, singlet, S-CH2), 2.65 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3).

Compound VI: Elemental analysis : found (calcd): C, 49.76(49.84); H, 4.15 (4.18); N, 19.34 (19.38); IR (KBr, cm-1): 3410 (N-H str.), 3068 (Ar-C-H str.), 2934 (-C-H str.), 1588 (-C=N str.), 1497 (-C=C str.), 1310 (-SO2 ben.), 1041 (N-N str.). MS: 361[M.]; 1H NMR (ppm)(CDCl3): 14.00 (1H, singlet, -SH), 9.65 (1H, singlet, N-NH), 7.18-9.13 (7H, multiplet, Ar-H), 2.63 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3), 2.32 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3).

Compound VII: Elemental analysis : found (calcd): C, 58.99(59.06); H, 4.61 (4.65); N, 21.47 (21.52); IR (KBr, cm-1): 3220 (N-H str.), 3062 (-C-H str.), 1685 (Amide-C=O str.), 1605 (-C=N str.), 1578 (-NH def.), 1020 (N-N str.). MS: 325[M.]; 1H NMR (ppm)(CDCl3): 13.86 (1H, singlet, -SH), 9.72 (1H, singlet, N-NH), 7.16-9.13 (7H, multiplet, Ar-H), 2.65 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3), 2.33 (3H, singlet, Ar-CH3).


Seven new triazole derivatives were synthesized. All of them showed moderate activity against all bacterial strains. Compounds I and IV were the most active against B. megaterium, while compounds VI and VII showed the highest activity against S. aureus and P.aeruginosa and compounds IV and V were the most active against E.aerogenes.


Authors are thankful to head department of chemistry and biochemistry for providing necessary facilities.


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(Received: December 6, 2010 - Accepted: June 21, 2011).

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