Synthesis and Molecular Docking Analysis of New Thiazo-isoindolinedione Hybrids as Potential Inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 Main ProteaseSaad Shaaban, Ahmed A. Al-Karmalawy, Abdulrahman G. Alhamzani, Mortaga M. Abou–Krisha, Mahmoud A. Al–Qudah, Tarek A. Yousef
- Drug Discovery
- Environmental Chemistry
- General Chemistry
Herein, we report the synthesis of novel thiazo-isoindolinedione derivatives in excellent yields (up to 92%) from the reaction of thiazolidinedione and isoindoline-dione. The structures of the novel compounds were elucidated by 1H-, 13C-NMR, and MS analyses. Furthermore, molecular docking analysis was performed to study the potential inhibition of the SARS-CoV-2 main protease (Mpro) by the new thiazo-isoindolinediones. The present study revealed that the new thiazo-isoindolinediones could inhibit the Mpro and represent a promising platform for the experimental development of new antiviral drugs based on thiazo-isoindolinedione scaffolds.