Copper-Coordinated Thiazoles and Benzothiazoles: A Perfect Alliance in the Search for Compounds with Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity

Raúl Colorado-Peralta, José Luis Olivares-Romero, Sharon Rosete-Luna, Oscar García-Barradas, Viviana Reyes-Márquez, Delia Hernández-Romero*, David Morales-Morales*

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Abstract

Throughout human history, bacteria and fungi have caused infections that are difficult to combat. For this reason, countless research groups have developed novel compounds to solve this problem. Thiazole and benzothiazole are present in different structures with interesting biological effects and are used to develop new effective antimicrobial agents. Moreover, nitrogen atoms that are present in this heterocycle allow for coordination with various metals, forming metal complexes that enhance the biological activity of organic ligands that are often used as commercial drugs. This bibliographical review summarizes the copper complexes that use thiazole and benzothiazole as ligands and that report efficient antimicrobial activity against different bacteria and fungi.

Original languageEnglish
Article number185
JournalInorganics
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2023

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Keywords

  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • azoles
  • benzothiazole
  • copper complexes
  • heterocycles
  • thiazole

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