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Novel ammonium phosphinates containing peptide moiety: Synthesis, structure, and in vitro antimicrobial activity

Khodayar Gholivand and Niloufar Dorosti

Department of Chemistry, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box, 14115-175 Tehran, Iran



Abstract: Five new ammonium phosphinates with formula [XC6H4NHC(O)NHP(O)YO][H2Y]+ (Y = N(CH3)(CH2C6H5), X = H (IV), CH3 (V), NO2 (VI); Y = NH(CH2C6H5), X = H (VII), NO2 (VIII)) were synthesised by the reaction of N-arylureidophoshoryl dichlorides with N-methylbenzylamine or benzylamine in the presence of an excess amount of the corresponding amine. All new compounds were characterised by NMR and IR spectral data and elemental analysis. Their antimicrobial activity was tested against some Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi. Compounds IV and VIII exhibited moderate activity in vitro against Bacillus subtilis. In addition, compound VIII moderately inhibited Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The crystal structure of benzylmethylammonium(3-phenylureido)(benzylmethylamino)phosphinate (IV) was also determined. This compound crystallises in the orthorhombic system.

Keywords: ammonium phosphinate – NMR – X-ray crystallography – antimicrobial

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DOI: 10.2478/s11696-012-0177-8


Chemical Papers 66 (8) 765–771 (2012)

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