Synthesis and evaluation of a series of aminocyanopyridines as antimicrobial agents

ALTUNDAŞ A., Ayvaz S., Logoglu E.

MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, vol.20, no.1, pp.1-8, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00044-009-9273-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Keywords: 2-Amino-3-cyanopyridines, Thiophene, Furan, Antimicrobial agents
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


With the aim of developing potential antimicrobials, a series of 2-amino-3-cyanopyridines incorporating both sulfur and oxygen as part of the heteroaromatic ring (methyl thiophene, methyl furan) and fused cycloalkane groups were synthesized and characterized by FTIR, H-1-NMR, C-13-NMR, and bases of elemental analysis. All synthesized compounds were evaluated for their in vitro antibacterial and antifungal activity. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of aminocyanopyridines against Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 29212, Bacillus subtilis RSKK 244, Bacillus megaterium (clinical isolate), the gram-positive bacterium Micrococcus luteus NRRLB 4375, and the fungus Candida albicans ATCC 90028 were studied. The relationship between the functional-group variation and the biological activity of the evaluated compounds is discussed.