Synthesis and investigation of antimicrobial activity of compounds derived from benzo[C][1,2,5]oxadiazole-1-oxides and phenolates

<p>(Di)chloro(di)nitrobenzofuroxans form substitution products involving carbon atoms with phenolates in isopropyl alcohol medium. In the case of 4,6-dinitro-5,7-dichlorobenzofuroxan, besides replacement of one chlorine atom and the formation of <i>C</i>-bonded product, we observed the hydrolysis of the second chlorine and replacement of it by hydroxyl group. Products of reaction of 4,6-dichloro-5-nitrobenzofuroxan with phenolates display excellent antimicrobial activity and have dual action, both against bacteria and fungi.</p>