Synthesis and Antibacterial Activity Study of C-3 and#945;, and#946;-Unsaturated Ketone Linked Benzofuran Derivatives | Abstract
Organic Chemistry: Current Research

Organic Chemistry: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0401



Synthesis and Antibacterial Activity Study of C-3 α, β-Unsaturated Ketone Linked Benzofuran Derivatives

Wenlu Liu, Xizhen Jiang, Wei Zhang, Faqin Jiang and Lei Fu

Based on a benzofuran skeleton bearing aryl substituent at its C-3 position through an α, β-unsaturated ketone linker, twenty-one new compounds were chemically synthesized and biologically evaluated for their antibacterial activities against four bacteria, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus subtilis. Nine of the synthesized benzofuran derivatives exhibited antibacterial activities. Among them, compound 7e showed excellent MIC80 values from 0.78 to 1.56 μg/mL and was comparable to the positive control drugs.