Aim: In vitro antibacterial activity of 6-substituted-3(2H)-pyridazinone-2-acetyl-2-(substituted/nonsubstitutedbenzal/ acetophenone) hydrazone derivatives were tested in common species causing hospital-acquired infections. Material and Method: Antimicrobial activities of the compounds were performed by determining minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value against four Gram-positive, five Gram-negative and four Candida species fungi. Modified serial microdilution method was carried out. Reference strains of American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) were used. Results: In general, eleven compounds exhibited considerable activity. Comparatively, compound 3 exhibited strong activity against Enterobacter hormaechei and 5, 11 were the most active against Acinetobacter baumannii at 31.25 μg/mL. Compounds 1,2,3,4,8 and 10 were found to be as active as positive control ampicillin trihidrate against Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. On the other hand, compounds 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10 and 11 showed strong antifungal activitiy as much as fluconazole against Candida tropicalis. Compound 1 was mostly active against Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis and Candida tropicalis. It was also revealed that the antifungal activity of compounds 1, 6, 7, 8 and 9 were higher than the others. Compound 1 and 8 exhibited the best activity against Candida glabrata and Candida parapsilosis respectively. Conclusions: All tested compounds showed better activity against Gram-negative bacteria and yeast than Gram-positive bacteria. These compounds may be considered as alternative antimicrobial agents in the treatment of multiple drug resistant Gram-negative, Gram-positive bacteria and fungal pathogens. Especially, we suggested that Compound 1 and 8 might be a promising candidate of new antifungal agents
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