A library of dienones were synthesized as candidate antifungal agents. These compounds were screened against Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans using macro-broth susceptibility assay. The dienones exhibited a broad range of inhibition against S. cerevisiae (0.2-99%) and C. albicans (0-99%). 3,5-bis(p- trifluoromethylbenzylidene)-1-methyl-piperidine-4-one was identified as the most potent inhibitor of S. cerevisiae. Whereas, the most promising inhibitor of C. albicans was 2,6-bis(pyridine-3ylmethylene)cyclohexan-1-one.
N-methylpiperidin-4-one, dienone, plasma membrane H+- ATPase, antifungal
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Patel D. V. & Bassin J. P. & Griffiths D. G., (2018) “Synthesis and evaluation of novel antifungal agents targeted to the plasma membrane H[+]-ATPase”, British Journal of Pharmacy 2(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/bjpharm.2017.28