A novel series of compounds were synthesized by cyclic condensation reaction of substituted isothiocyanate (2a-c) with 2-thiophenecarboxylic acid hydrazide (1) in the presence of ethyl alcohol, to obtain intermediate thiosemicarbazides (3a-c), which were further treated with sodium hydroxide in the presence of ethanol to obtain triazole derivatives (4a-c). The latter were refluxed with substituted secondary amines and formaldehyde for 6-10 h to afford Mannich bases (5a-k). The synthesized compounds were characterized on the basis of their spectral (IR, C-13 and H-1 NMR) data and evaluated for biological activities. Some of the compounds were found to exhibit significant antimicrobial and antioxidant activity. (C) 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.