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Microwave-assisted condensation of two potential antibacterial pharmacophores (sulfonamide and oxazolidinone)
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1  Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, Synthesis of Biomolecules and Molecular Modelling Group, Department of Chemistry, Sciences Faculty, Badji-Mokhtar-Annaba University, Box 12, 23000 Annaba, Algeria
2  Higher School of Industrial Technologies-Annaba.Box 208, 23000 Annaba, Algeria
Academic Editor: Blaž Likozar


A microwave serves as an energy source to activate a chemical reaction through a process known as microwave-assisted heating, resulting in shorter reaction times and potentially higher yields compared to conventional heating methods. Additionally, microwave heating can offer more uniform heating throughout the reaction mixture, reducing the likelihood of localized overheating or side reactions.
The microwave-assisted condensation of two potential antibacterial pharmacophores, namely sulfonamide and oxazolidinone, involves the utilization of irradiation to expedite the condensation reaction between these two compounds. This innovative approach facilitates the rapid and efficient formation of a new compound endowed with enhanced antibacterial properties. By judiciously applying microwave energy, this method optimizes the reaction conditions, resulting in higher yields, reduced reaction times, and improved efficiency. This technique holds significant promise for the swift synthesis of antibacterial agents, thus paving the way for new applications in pharmaceutical research and drug development.
In our study, our synthesis approach involves developing a new compound incorporating both oxazolidinone and sulfonamide groups. Initially, we introduced oxazolidinone into a reactor with chloro-acetyl chloride under microwave irradiation, followed by the addition of sulfonamide in situ. The desired product is obtained after recrystallization in diethyl ether.
The use of microwaves as an energy source in chemical reactions offers advantages in terms of efficiency, control, and speed.

Keywords: Microwave; synthesis; biomolecules