Design and Synthesis of Novel 4-Amino-2,3-dihydro-2-imino-3-(1- iminododecyl)thiazole-5-Carbonitrile Derivatives as Antimicrobial Agents

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Research - Der Pharma Chemica ( 2020) Volume 12, Issue 3

Design and Synthesis of Novel 4-Amino-2,3-dihydro-2-imino-3-(1- iminododecyl)thiazole-5-Carbonitrile Derivatives as Antimicrobial Agents

Amira Atef Ghoneim1,2* and Nesrin Mahmoud Morsy3
1Chemistry Department, College of Science, Jouf University, P.O. Box 2014, Sakaka, Al Jouf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
3Organometallic and Organometalloid Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, (12622), Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author:
Amira Atef Ghoneim, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, College of Science, Jouf University, P.O. Box 2014, Sakaka, Al Jouf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Tel: 0966541609390, Email: [email protected]

Received: 07-Jun-2020 Accepted Date: Jun 23, 2020 ; Published: 27-Jun-2020


We report the synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of some 4-amino-2,3-dihydro-2-imino-3-(1-iminododecyl)thiazole- 5-carbonitrile derivatives 8a-e. The target compounds were synthesized via a multi-step methods involving the conversion of dodecanoyl chloride to the corresponding dodecanimidoyl chlorides 4a-e (via dodecanamide derivatives) and then to the imidoylisothiocyanate derivatives 5a-e followed by their conversion to thiourea derivatives and finally to the desired thiazole derivatives. All the synthesized compounds were characterized by IR and 1HNMR spectral data and elemental analysis. Most of these compounds showed moderate antibacterial and antifungal activity when tested in vitro.


Synthesis, Design, Dodecanoyl chloride, Thiazole-5-carbonitrile and thionyl chloride


1,3-Thiazoles are considered as important heterocyclic compounds and have low toxicity to mammals and have high a broad field in biological activities such as insecticidal [1], antifungal [2-4], herbicidal [5-6], regulating plant growth [7,8], and antiviral activities [9]. A series of thiazole derivatives like thiamethoxam (A) [10], thiabendazole (B), imidaclothiz (C) [11], and benthiavalicarbisopropyl [12] used as agrochemicals. Furthermore, the compounds with an amide or ester group were a versatile class of agrochemicals with a wide range of biological activities (Figure 1) [13,14].


Figure 1: Thiazole derivatives

2-Aminothiazole considered as a skeleton heterocyclic amine, and used as the starting point for synthesis of numerous compounds, containing sulfur drugs, biocides, fungicides, dyes and chemical reaction accelerators and used as intermediates in the preparation of antibiotics, where many of 2-aminothiazoles derivatives have been substituted with different groups for pharmaceutical activities, [15,16] and are also used in the synthesis of many types of dyes for preparation of fibers,[17-19] besides it is used as corrosion activity inhibitors for mild steel protection. Therefore, we synthesized a series of 4-amino-thiazole-5-carbonitrile derivatives.

Experimental Section

General information

The melting points were detected on a Gallenkamp electro thermal melting point apparatus (Weiss-Gallenkamp, Lough borough, UK) and are uncorrected. The 1HNMR spectra were determined with a Varian Mercury VXR-400 NMR spectrometer (Palo Alto, CA) at plus 400 MHz and used DMSO-d6 as the solvent. Mass spectra were recorded on a Hewlett Packard MS-5988 spectrometer (Palo Alto, CA) at 70 eV.Microanalyses were confirmed by used Mario El Mentar apparatus. The antimicrobial activity of the synthesized compounds was studies at department of Botany and Microbiology, college of Science, Jouf University,Saudi Arabia.

The general method for preparation of N-phenyldodecanimidoyl chloride derivatives 4a-e

Thionyl chloride (4 ml) was added dropwise to a cold solution of N-phenyldodecanamide derivatives 3a-e (5 mmol) in benzene (10 ml). The reaction mixture stirring at room temperature for 5 h. The solvent was then evaporated and the solid was recrystallized from aqueous ethanol to afford the pure products 4a-e.

The general method for preparation (Z)-N’-phenyl-N-(phenylcarbamothioyl)dodecanimidamide derivatives 6a-e

A solution of dodecanimidoyl chloride derivatives 4a-e (2ml, 0.01 mol) and sodium isothiocyanate (0.01) dissolved in dry acetone (25ml); aniline derivatives (0.01mol) dissolved in dry acetone and added to the solution after stirred at room temperature for 1hr. The solution was refluxed for 4hrs. The solution after cooling was poured into ice-water. The residue was precipitated filtrated and crystallized from petroleum ether (60-80oC) with ethyl acetate to give 6a-e

(Z)-N’-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-N-((4-methoxyphenyl) carbamothioyl) dodecanimidamide (6a).

M.P. 96-98oC.. Yield: 65%. IR (KBr, νmax cm-1): 3320 (NH), 3052 (CH-arom), 2927 (aliph-CH), 1359 (C=S), 1605 (C=N). 1H NMR ( DMSO-d6, ppm ):δ 11.98 (s,1H, NH), 7.29 (d, 4H, Ar-H), 6.89 (d, 4H, Ar-H), 5.76 (s, 1H, NH), 3.82 (s, 6H, (OCH3)2), 2.32 (t,2H, CH2), 1.59 (m, 2H, CH2), 1.29 (s, 16H, (CH2)8), 0.93 (s, 3H, CH3). Anal. Calcd. For (C27H39N3O2S; 469.69): C, 69.05; H, 8.37; N, 8.95; S, 6.83. Found: C, 69.15; H, 8.35; N, 8.99; S, 6.86

(Z)-N-((4-Methoxyphenyl) carbamothioyl)-N’-(4-nitrophenyl)dodecanimidamide (6b).

M.P. 115-117 oC.Yield: 73%. IR (KBr, νmax cm-1):3315(NH), 3043 (CH-arom), 2937-2836 (aliph-CH), 1356 (C=S), 1654 (C=N), 1514-1313 (NO2). 1H NMR ( DMSO-d6, ppm ):δ 12.29 (s,1H, NH), 7.30 (d, 4H, Ar-H), 6.93 (d, 4H, Ar-H), 5.86 (s, 1H, NH), 3.82 (s, 3H, OCH3), 2.32 (t,2H, CH2), 1.59 (m, 2H, CH2), 1.29 (s, 16H, (CH2)8), 0.93 (s, 3H, CH3). Anal. Calcd. For (C26H36N4O3S; 484.66): C, 64.43; H, 7.49; N, 11.56; S, 6.61. Found: C, 64.48; H, 7.45; N, 11.59; S, 6.64.

(Z)-N’-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-N-((4-nitrophenyl) carbamothioyl) dodecanimidamide (6c).

M.P. 127-129oC. Yield: 63% IR (KBr, νmax cm-1):3332 (NH), 2935- 2838 (aliph-CH), 1337 (C=S), 1632 (C=N) 1515-1388 (NO2).

(Z)-N’-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-N-(phenylcarbamothioyl) dodecanimidamide (6d).

M.P. 162-164 oC. Yield: 83%. IR (KBr, νmax cm-1):3332 (NH), 2928(aliph-CH), 1347 (C=S), 1639 (C=N).

(Z)-N-((4-Methoxyphenyl)carbamothioyl)-N’-phenyldodecanimidamide (6e)

M.P.196-198oC. Yield: 59%. IR (KBr, νmax cm-1):3325 (NH), 2927 (aliph-CH), 1313 (C=S), 1636 (C=N). 1H NMR ( DMSO-d6, ppm ):δ12.23 (s,1H, NH), 7.34 (d, 4H, Ar-H), 7.02 (m,1H, Ar-H), 6.98 (d, 4H, Ar-H),5.96 (s, 1H, NH), 3.89 (s, 3H, OCH3), 2.36 (t,2H, CH2), 1.56 (m, 2H, CH2), 1.28 (s, 16H, (CH2)8), 0.98 (s, 3H, CH3).MS, m/z (%) (439, 2.49 %, M+). Anal Calcd. For (C26H37N3OS; 439.66):C, 71.03; H, 8.48; N, 9.56; S, 7.29. Found: C, 71.07; H, 8.51; N, 9.52; S, 7.32

The general procedure of 4-amino-2,3-dihydro-2-(phenylimino)-3-((Z)-1-(phenylimino)dodecyl)thiazole-5- carbonitrile derivatives (8a-e)

A mixture of 6a-e (2.5 mmol) and 7 (1.7 mmol) was dissolved in ethyl acetate and refluxed for 10 hrs, and, then precipitated by adding a mixture of ethyl acetate and diethyl ether to yield compounds 8a-e, crystallization from toluene.

2-(4-Methoxyphenylimino)-3-((Z)-1-(4-methoxyphenylimino) dodecyl)-4-amino-2,3-dihydrothiazole-5-carbonitrile ( 8a)

1HNMR ( DMSO-d6, ppm ): δ 9.73 (brs, 2H, NH2 exchangable with D2O), 7.36-7.34 (dd, 2H, methoxy-ph, J=9.0), 7.13-7.12 (dd, 2H, methoxy-Ph, J=6.0 ), 7.03 (dd, 2H, methoxy-Ph, J=6.0 ), 7.00 (dd, 2H, methoxy-Ph, J=6.0 3), 3.75 (s, 3H, OCH3), 3.30 (s, 3H,OCH3), 2.53 (t, 2H,CH2), 2.03 (s, 18H, (CH2)9 ), 1.42 (s, 3H, CH3). MS,m/z (%) (533.73, 1.49%, M+). Anal. Calcd. For (C30H39N5O2S; 533.74): C, 67.51; H, 7.37; N, 13.12; S, 6.01. Found: C, 67.54; H, 7.40; N, 13.16; S, 6.05

3-((Z)-1-(4-Methoxyphenylimino) dodecyl)-2-(4-nitrophenylimino)-4-amino-2,3-dihydrothiazole-5-carbonitrile 8b.

1H NMR ( DMSO-d6, ppm ): δ9.98 (s, 2H,NH2 exchangable with D2O), 7.79-7.94 (dd, 2 H, nitro-ph, J=6.0), 7.77 (dd, 2 H, methoxy-Ph, J=6.0 ), 7.56 (dd, 4H,Ar-H), 3.76 (t, 2H,CH2), 3.32(s, 3H, OCH3), 2.45(s, 18H, (CH2)9 ), 1.42 (s, 3H, CH3). Anal. Calcd. For (C29H36N6O3S; 548.71): C, 63.48; H, 6.61; N, 15.32; S, 5.84. Found: C, 63.51 H, 6.58 N, 15.34; S, 5.80.

2-(4-Methoxyphenylimino)-3-((Z)-1-(4-nitrophenylimino) dodecyl)-4-amino-2,3-dihydrothiazole-5-carbonitrile (8c)

1H NMR ( DMSO-d6, ppm ):δ9.38(brs, 2H, NH2 exchangable with D2O ), 7.95-7.92 (dd, 2H, nitro-ph, J=9.0), 7.36 (dd, 2H, methoxy-Ph, J=6.0 ), 7.14(dd, 4H,Ar-H), 3.32(s, 3H, OCH3), 1.42 (s, 3H, CH3), 2.45(s, 18H, (CH2)9 ), 3.07 (t, 2H,CH2).MS, m/z (%) (548, 1.17 %, M+). Anal. Calcd. For (C29H36N6O3S; 548.71): C, 63.48; H, 6.61; N, 15.32; S, 5.84. Found: C, 63.45; H, 6.64; N, 15.36; S, 5.87.

2-(4-Methoxyphenylimino)-4-amino-2,3-dihydro-3-((Z)-1-(phenylimino)dodecyl)thiazole-5-carbonitrile (8d)

1H NMR ( DMSO-d6, ppm ): δ 10.18 (brs, 2H, NH2 exchangable with D2O), 7.67 (dd, 2H, methoxy-ph, J=9.0), 7.12 (dd, 2 H, methoxy-Ph, J=6.0 ), 6.98-6.95(m, 5H, Ar-H), 3.77 (t, 2H,CH2), 2.51 (s, 3H, OCH3), 2.48 (s, 18H, (CH2)9 ), 1.82 (s, 3H, CH3). MS, m/z (%) (503, 3.19%, M+). Anal. Calcd. For (C29H37N5OS; 503.7): C, 69.15; H, 7.40; N, 13.90; S, 6.37. Found: 69.18; H, 7.45; N, 13.94; S, 6.40.

3-((Z)-1-(4-Methoxyphenylimino) dodecyl)-4-amino-2,3-dihydro-2-(phenylimino)thiazole-5-carbonitrile 8e

1H NMR ( DMSO-d6, ppm ): δ10.18 (brs, 2H, NH2 exchangable with D2O), 7.69 (dd, 2H, methoxy-ph, J=9.0), 7.50-7.42(m, 5H, thiadiazole Ar-H), 7.26 (dd, 2H, methoxy-Ph, J=6.0 ), 3.31 (t, 2H,CH2), 2.80 (s, 3H, OCH3), 2.41(s, 18H, (CH2)9 ), 1.45 (s,3H,CH3). Anal. Calcd. For C29H37N5OS; 503.7): C, 69.15; H, 7.40; N, 13.90; S, 6.37. Found: C, 69.11; H, 7.43; N, 13.93; S, 6.32.

Antimicrobial Activity

The antibacterial activities of 8a-e were tested by the agar well diffusion method [24]. The experiment was repeated 3 times, and the average inhibition zones were measurement. As reported in Table 2, it is obviously observed that the newly synthesized thiazole derivatives have low to moderate effect versus Gram (+ve) (and Bacillus cereus and Staphylococcus aureus) and (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli) used as Gram (-ve), which compared with Cefotaxime as standard control, while in Table 3, indicate moderate antifungal activity versus (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger) compared with Clotrimazole drug as control.

Table 2: Antibacterial activities of some synthesized thiazole derivatives (inhibition zones mm)

Synthesized compounds Gm (+ve) bacteria Gm (-ve) bacteria
 Staphylococcus aureus  Bacillus cereus  Pseudomonas aeruginosa  Escherichia coli
8a 16 14 19 17
8b 22 24 22 23
8c 23 22 22 23
8d 18 15 20 21
8e 18 15 20 21
Cefotaxime 31 27 33 32

Table 3: Antifungal activities of some new synthesized thiazole derivatives (inhibition zones mm).

Synthesized compounds Aspergillus flavus Aspergillus niger
8a 33 20
8b 20 22
8c 21 22
8d 31 18
8e 31 18
Clotrimazole 32 22


In summary, we report the synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of some 4-amino-2,3-dihydro-2-imino-3-(1-iminododecyl) thiazole-5-carbonitrile derivatives 8a-e. The prepared compounds showed antimicrobial activity revealing moderate to good activities.


A. A.Ghoneim. Thanks Professor Ahmed Fouad El Farargy, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt for the facilities offered of his effort and abundant facilities in the science of chemistry during the previous stages. The author’s thanks College of Science, Al JoufUniversity, Sakaka, Kingdom of SaudiArabia, Chemistry Department, also much thanks to Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt and Organometallic and Organometalloid Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt for the continuous help and support.


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