Synthesis and biological evaluation of 1,2,4-triazolidine-3-thiones as potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitors: in vitro and in silico analysis through kinetics, chemoinformatics and computational approaches.Mol Divers. 2019 Aug 08 [Online ahead of print]MD
We have designed and synthesized a novel acidic ionic liquid and explored its catalytic efficiency for the synthesis of 1,2,4-triazolidine-3-thione derivatives. A simple reaction between aldehydes and thiosemicarbazide for short time in 60:40 v/v water/ethanol at room temperature offers target 1,2,4-triazolidine-3-thione derivatives. The formation of target compounds is confirmed by NMR, IR and ESI-MS analysis. Pleasingly, synthesized compounds show noteworthy acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory activity with much lower IC50 values 0.0269 ± 0.0021-1.1725 ± 0.0112 μM than standard Neostigmine methylsulphate. In addition, synthesized 1,2,4-triazolidine-3-thiones exhibits significant free radical scavenging activity as compared to standard vitamin C. The studies on validation of Lipinski's rule through chemoinformatics properties and molecular docking analysis are in support of in vitro analysis. Therefore, overall present study illustrates synthesis of some new 1,2,4-triazolidines-3-thiones which can serve as a template for drug designing such as AChE inhibitors. Herein, we proposed ionic liquid-catalyzed ease of synthetic approach for medicinally important 1,2,4-triazolidine-3-thiones and their bio-evaluations.