A series of new 3-[4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl) phenyl]prop-2-en-1-ones were synthesized by the condensation of various acetophenones with 4-(1H-imidazol-1-yl) benzaldehyde which was itself prepared by the N-arylation of imidazole using hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide as catalyst for the first time. All the synthesized compounds were subjected to preliminary evaluation for their anti-leishmanial, anti-oxidant and anti-fungal activities. Few of the synthesized compounds showed significant activities.
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