The reaction of the 6-substituted 1-methyl-4-quinolone-3-carboxylates 10a,b with hydrazine hydrate gave the 3-carbohydrazides 7a,b, respectively, whose reaction with 2-, 3-, and 4-pyridinecarbaldehydes afforded the 3-(N 2-pyridylmethylene)carbohydrazides 8a-c and 9a-c. The Curtius rearrangement of compound 7b provided the N,N'-bis(4-quinolon-3-yl)urea 14 presumably via the 3-carboazide 11 and then 3-isocyanate 12. Compounds 7a, 8a, and 9a were found to possess antimalarial activity from the in vitro screening data.
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