Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of Schiff bases derived from 2-chloro quinoline-3-carbaldehyde and its derivatives incorporating 7-methyl-2-propyl-3H-benzoimidazole-5-carboxylic acid hydrazide

A series of Schiff bases consisting of two heterocyclic rings derived from 2-chloro quinoline-3-carbaldehyde and its derivatives incorporating 7-methyl-2-propyl-3H-benzoimidazole-5-carboxylic acid hydrazide have been accomplished and thoroughly characterized by various spectroscopic techniques including IR, MS, and multinuclear NMR. These compounds were screened for antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, and Candida albicans. The derivatives exhibited moderate activity against E. coli and C. albicans.