Synthesis of Fluorescent 1-(3-Amino-4-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)?6-(p-tolyl)furo[2,3-b]pyridin-2-yl)ethan-1-one: Crystal Structure, Fluorescence Behavior, Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Studies
Furopyridine III, namely 1-(3-amino-4-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-6-(p-tolyl)furo[2,3-b]pyridin-2-yl)ethan-1-one, synthesized from 4-(4-(tert-butyl)phenyl)-2-oxo-6-(p-tolyl)-1,2-dihydropyridine-3-carbonitrile I in two steps. The title compound is characterized by NMR, MS and its X-ray structure. The molecular structure consists of planar furopyridine ring with both phenyl rings being inclined from the furopyridine scaffold to a significant different extent. There are three intramolecular hydrogen bonds within the structure. The lattice is stabilized by N?H?O, H2C?H ?? and ??? intermolecular interactions leading to three-dimensional network. Compound III exhibits fluorescent properties, which are investigated. Antimicrobial potential and antioxidant activity screening studies for the title compound III and the heterocyclic derivatives, I and II, show no activity towards neither bacterial nor fungal strains, while they exhibited weak to moderate antioxidant activity compared to reference.