Indexed on: 26 Jul '05Published on: 26 Jul '05Published in: Archiv der Pharmazie
The synthesis of some new 2-(6-methoxy-2-naphthyl)-5-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazoles (4a-k) has been described. Ethyl-6-methoxy-2-naphthoate (1) yielded on treatment with hydrazine hydrate to 6-methoxy-2-naphthoic acid hydrazide (2). Compound 2 reacted with substituted aromatic carboxylic acids (3a-k) in phosphorus oxychloride yielded 2-(6-methoxy-2-naphthyl)-5-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazoles (4a-k). Newly synthesized compounds were characterized by IR, (1)H-NMR and mass spectral data. All the compounds were screened for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity. Compound 4j exhibited promising anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities.