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Sulfonamide Derived Esters: Synthesis, Characterization, Density Functional Theory and Biological Evaluation through Experimental and Theoretical Approach

Muhammad Danish, Ayesha Bibi, Muhammad A Raza, Nadia Noreen, Muhammad Nadeem Arshad, Mohamed A Aisri


A series of new solid esters was synthesized by using greener chemistry strategy involving simple reaction of an alcohol with sulfonamide ligand. Characterization study of these methyl (1), ethyl (2) isopropyl (3) and n-butyl (4) ester of 4-((4-chlorophenylsulfonamido)methyl)cyclohexanecarboxylic acid was done by using FTIR, NMR mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography. The compounds were optimized with Gaussian software according to basis set B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) and their different parameters related to structure were calculated. Furthermore, all compounds of the series were screened for their in vitro biological applications involving anti-bacterial (Chromohalobactor salixgens, Halomonas halofila, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, and Shiegella sonnei), anti-fungal (Aspergillus niger), anti-oxidant (DPPH scavenging activity) and enzyme inhibition (acetylcholine esterase and butyrylcholine esterase) study. Sulfonamide based esters were also docked against selected enzymes (AChE and BChE) using MOE software for their mode of binding. Results obtained from these biological evaluations showed that such compounds have potential against targeted activity.


Sulfonamide derived esters; DFT; Docking studies; Enzyme inhibition.

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