1.Unsymmetrical borole complexes as biocides: synthetic, structural and biological aspects.
Saxena C1, Singh RV. J Inorg Biochem. 1995 Feb 15;57(3):209-18.
Triisopropoxyborane on treatment with catechol in equimolar ratio in excess of benzene affords the formation of 2-isopropoxybenzo-1,3-dioxa-2-borole [OC6H4OB(OPri)]. The interaction of [OC6H4OB(OPri)] with benzothiazolines, prepared by the condensation of [1-(2-thienyl)ethanone], [1-(2-pyridinyl)ethanone], [1-(2-furanyl)ethanone], and [1-(2-naphthenyl)ethanone] with 2-mercaptoaniline, yields complexes that have B--O, B--S, and B<--N bonds. The unsymmetrical borole complexes were subjected to microestimations and spectral analyses comprised of UV, IR, proton-1, boron-11, and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance studies. The spectral studies point to a tetracoordinated environment around boron because the stereochemically active lone pair is also included in the coordination sphere. X-ray powder diffraction of a representative complex also has been carried out. In the quest for better fungicides and bactericides, studies were conducted to assess the growth-inhibiting potential of the synthesized complexes along with the ligands against various fungal and bacterial strains.