Solvent-free synthesis of azomethines, spectral correlations and antimicrobial activities of some E-benzylidene-4-chlorobenzenamines

  • R. Suresh
  • S. P. Sakthinathan
  • D. Kamalakkannan
  • K. Ranganathan
  • K. Sathiyamoorthi
  • V. Mala
  • R. Arulkumaran
  • S. Vijayakumar
  • R. Sundararajan
  • G. Vanangamudi
  • M. Subramanian
  • G. Thirunarayanan
  • G. Vanaja
  • P. Kanagambal
Keywords: Solvent-free synthesis, Fly-ash, PTS, Aryl imines, Spectral correlations, Antimicrobial activities


Some azomethines including substituted benzylidene-4-chlorobenzenamines (E-imines) have been synthesized by fly-ash: PTS catalyzed microwave assisted condensation of 4-chloroaniline and substituted benzaldehydes under solvent-free conditions. The yield of the imines has been found to be more than 85%. The purity of all imines has been checked using their physical constants and UV, IR and NMR spectral data. These spectral data have been correlated with Hammett substituent constants and F and R parameters using single and multi-linear regression analysis. From the results of statistical analysis, the effect of substituents on the above spectral data has been studied. The antimicrobial activities of all imines have been studied using standard methods.


KEY WORDS: Solvent-free synthesis, Fly-ash: PTS, Aryl imines, Spectral correlations, Antimicrobial activities


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2015, 29(2), 275-290





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