Novel (+)-Neoisopulegol-Based O-Benzyl Derivatives as Antimicrobial Agents

Tam Minh Le, Thu Huynh, Fatima Zahra Bamou, András Szekeres, Ferenc Fülöp, Zsolt Szakonyi
2021 International Journal of Molecular Sciences  
Discovery of novel antibacterial agents with new structures, which combat pathogens is an urgent task. In this study, a new library of (+)-neoisopulegol-based O-benzyl derivatives of aminodiols and aminotriols was designed and synthesized, and their antimicrobial activity against different bacterial and fungal strains were evaluated. The results showed that this new series of synthetic O-benzyl compounds exhibit potent antimicrobial activity. Di-O-benzyl derivatives showed high activity against
more » ... gh activity against Gram-positive bacteria and fungi, but moderate activity against Gram-negative bacteria. Therefore, these compounds may serve a good basis for antibacterial and antifungal drug discovery. Structure–activity relationships were also studied from the aspects of stereochemistry of the O-benzyl group on cyclohexane ring and the substituent effects on the ring system.
doi:10.3390/ijms22115626 pmid:34073167 fatcat:e3cmic6rgjd63eyv4xej34od54