||Synthesis and Antimicrobial Activity of Nitrobenzyl-oxy-phenol Derivatives
Mohamed, Malik Suliman Maki, Toshihide ,
Shah, Mohammad MonirIchinose, Yoshio
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
1892 , 2016-11-01 , 日本薬学会
Two hydroquinone derivatives were prepared and their antimicrobial activity evaluated. Their minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined using a broth dilution method. Gentamycin and ciprofloxacin were used as reference antibiotics. The antimicrobial activity of 4-(benzyloxy)phenol (monobenzone) was also evaluated based on its structural similarity to the new compounds; activity was comparable to that of 3,5-dimethyl-4-((4-nitrobenzyl)oxy)phenol (4a). 2,3,5-Trimethyl-4-((4-nitrobenzyl)oxy)phenol (4b) exhibited the best antibacterial activity against both clinical isolates and type strain of Moraxella catarrhalis (M. catarrhalis), with a MIC value of 11 μM, comparable to ciprofloxacin 9 μM.