Indexed on: 21 Apr '08Published on: 21 Apr '08Published in: Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly
A series of 2,4-dichloro-5-fluorophenyl substituted arylidenetriazolothiazolidinones were obtained by one-pot reaction of 3-(2,4-dichloro-5-fluorophenyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-5-thiol with substituted benzaldehydes and monochloroacetic acid in the presence of acetic anhydride, acetic acid, and sodium acetate. The structures of the newly synthesized compounds were characterized and confirmed by IR, 1H NMR, mass spectra, and elemental analysis. Compounds bearing the 4-methylthiophenyl, 3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl, and 2,3,5-trichlorophenyl moiety showed excellent antiinflammatory activity. The antimicrobial screening studies revealed that compounds with 4-anisyl, 4-methylthiophenyl, 3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl, and 2,3,5-trichlorophenyl at position 5 of the arylidenetriazolothiazolidinone moiety showed excellent activity against all tested strains at 6.25 μg cm−3 concentrations.