Spectroscopic Studies of Fluorescence Effects in Bioactive 4-(5-Heptyl-1,3,4-Thiadiazol-2-yl)Benzene-1,3-Diol and 4-(5-Methyl-1,3,4-Thiadiazol-2-yl)Benzene-1,3-Diol Molecules Induced by pH Changes in Aqueous Solutions
Some 2-aryl-5-hydrazino-1,3,4-thiadiazoles have been synthesized and screened for antihypertensive activity. In general, compounds with a 2-substituted phenyl ring had higher activity than their 3- or 4-substituted counterparts or those containing heteroaryl groups. The 2-methylphenyl and 2-ethylphenyl derivatives 7 and 18 were the most potent members of the series. Preliminary studies indicated that the hypotensive action of these compounds was due to a direct relaxant effect on vascular smooth muscle.