Synthesis, vibrational spectroscopic investigations, molecular docking, antibacterial and antimicrobial studies of 5-ethylsulphonyl-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzoxazoleSynthesis, vibrational spectroscopic investigations, molecular docking, antibacterial and antimicrobial studies of 5-ethylsulphonyl-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzoxazole
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Structural chemistry group
Journal of molecular structure. - Amsterdam
1115(2016), p. 94-104
University of Antwerp
The optimized molecular structure, vibrational wavenumbers, corresponding vibrational assignments of 5-ethylsulphonyl-2-(p-aminophenyl)benzoxazole have been investigated experimentally and theoretically based on density functional theory. Synthesis and antibacterial and antimicrobial activities of the title compound were reported. The FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra were recorded in solid phase and the experimental bands were assigned and characterized on the basis of potential energy distribution. The HOMO and LUMO energies show that the charge transfer occur within the molecule. Stability arising from hyperconjugative interactions and charge delocalization were analysed using natural bond orbital analysis. Binding free energy of -9.8 kcal/mol as predicted by docking studies suggests good binding affinity and the inhibitor forms a stable complex with FAK as is evident from the ligand-receptor interactions. The title compound possesses lower activity against Candida albicans with MIC value of 64 mu g/ml than the compared reference drugs as fluconazole and amphotericin B and possesses the same activity with value of 64 mu g/ml against Candida krusei as the reference drug, fluconazole. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.