Design, Synthesis, Photophysical Properties, Biological Estimation and Molecular Docking Studies of Novel Schiff Base Derivatives as Potential Urease Inhibitors.J Fluoresc. 2018 Nov; 28(6):1295-1304.JF
A quinoline functionalized two novel fluorescent Schiff bases, N-(quinolin-2-ylmethylene) anthracen-1-amine (SB1) and 2-(quinolin-2-ylmethyleneamino) benzene thiol (SB2) were synthesized and confirmed by using 1H NMR, IR and GC-MS techniques. The spectroscopic properties were examined by absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy. The absorption and fluorescence spectra of the probes (SB1 and SB2) were measured in a variety of solvents. Both the compounds were tested for urease inhibitory activity. The synthesized compound SB2 proved to be the most effective screening for enzyme inhibitory activity with IC50 = 0.111 μM than SB1 (IC50 = 0.287 μM). Molecular docking studies were performed to delineate the binding affinity and conformational positions of chemical compounds within the active region of the target protein. In-vitro analysis depicts the potency of SB1 in free radical scavenging as compared to the reference drug vitamin C.