Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 122–127 | Cite as

Synthesis in the fields of 5-nitrofuryl-2-polyalkenals and 5-nitrofuryl-2-polyalkenones. VII. Synthesis and investigation of the antibacterial properties of derivatives of α,β-unsaturated and polyene aldehydes and ketones of the 5-nitrofuran series

  • S. A. Giller
  • S. P. Zaeva
  • K. K. Venter
  • L. N. Alekseeva
  • L. V. Kruzmetra
  • S. K. Germane


Antibacterial properties and toxicities were determined for 66 compounds of the 5-nitrofuran type to ascertain the connection between structure and biological activity.

Unsaturated 5-nitrofuran aldehydes and some of their simplest derivatives (acetals, acylals) have high antibacterial activity and a broad spectrum. However, these compounds cannot be used in medicine because of their appreciable toxicities and low stabilities. One of the α,β-unsaturated ketones in this series, 5-nitrofurfurylideneacetone, has a broad antibacterial spectrum combined with lower toxicity. Low-toxicity derivatives of 1-aminohydantoin and 3-amino-2-oxazolid-2-one are among the imino derivatives of high antibacterial activity investigated.


Acetal Toxicity Organic Chemistry Aldehyde Biological Activity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Giller
    • 1
  • S. P. Zaeva
    • 1
  • K. K. Venter
    • 1
  • L. N. Alekseeva
    • 1
  • L. V. Kruzmetra
    • 1
  • S. K. Germane
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Organic Synthesis AS Latvian SSRRiga

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