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Anti-microbial Perspective of a Chalcone, (E)-1-(1-methoxy-9H-carbazol-3-yl)-3-(4-(methylsulfonyl) phenyl)prop-2-en-1-one: Fabrication of a Hybrid by Unification of a Natural Product with a Synthetic Component

Debarshi Kar Mahapatra1*, Ruchi S. Shivhare2
Published 30-06-2018



1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Dadasaheb Balpande College of Pharmacy, Nagpur 440037, Maharashtra, India 2. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Kamla Nehru College of Pharmacy, Nagpur 441108, Maharashtra, India


Received: May 2018 / Accepted: June 2018/ Published: June 2018


Mahapatra, D. K., & Shivhare, R. S. (2018). Anti-microbial Perspective of a Chalcone, (E)-1-(1- methoxy-9H-carbazol-3-yl)-3-(4-(methylsulfonyl) phenyl)prop-2-en-1-one: Fabrication of a Hybrid by Unification of a Natural Product with a Synthetic Component. Int J Agr Life Sci, 4(2), 236-240. doi: 10.22573/spg.ijals.018.s12200090


© 2018 Mahapatra, D. K et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the Original work is properly cited.


The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.


Murraya koenigii L. has been explored exhaustively and is known to possess more than 20 different carbazole-based alkaloids having multifarious therapeutic perception of this class of alkaloids, murrayanine is the highest explored alkaloid and is known to have (ethno)-pharmacological perspectives of purgative, astringent, febrifuge, anti-helminthic, anti-oxidant, anti-ulcerogenic, immunomodulation, etc. As murrayanine possess multiple sites for substituting wide-range of electron-donating / -withdrawing groups by semi-synthetic approach, in the present research, a chalcone; (E)-1-(1-methoxy-9H-carbazol-3-yl)-3-(4-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl)prop-2-en-1-one was fabricated rationally by incorporating a natural portion (murrayanine) in the A-ring and a synthetic component (4-methylsulfonyl group) in the B-ring and screened against two bacterial species (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus) and two fungal species (Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger). The rationally designed chalcone demonstrated noteworthy anti-microbial activity. The fabricated chalcone was observed to be a better anti-bacterial agent as compared to its anti-fungal potentials. As compared to the standard drugs, the experimental molecule does hold well against pathogenic challenges. The present research therefore opened new avenues of judiciously developing a natural scaffold having an active methylsulfonyl group, which will inspire life science researchers across the globe in developing inhibitors with pronounced biological activity as compared with the parent compounds.