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Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry

A new class of potential anti-tuberculosis agents: Synthesis and preliminary evaluation of novel acrylic acid ethyl ester derivatives.


PMID 20537903

Abstract

Novel acrylic acid ethyl ester derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as potential agents against Mycobacterium species. A versatile and efficient copper-catalyzed coupling process was developed and used to prepare a library of substituted acrylic acid ethyl ester analogs. Minimum inhibitory concentration assays indicated that two of these compounds 3 and 4 have greater in vitro activity against Mycobacterium smegmatis than rifampin, one of the current, first-line anti-mycobacterial chemotherapeutic agents. Moreover, members of this new class of compounds appear to exhibit a specific anti-mycobacterial effect and do not inhibit the growth of the other Gram-positive or Gram-negative species tested.