© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.A series of new ester derivatives were synthesized by the reaction of various acids with 1-phenyl/1-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-(1H-triazol-1-yl)ethanol and in vivo screened for their anticonvulsant activity. The title compounds were screened against MES and ScM seizure tests according to a modified version of the Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP) protocol of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their neurotoxic effects were evaluated by the rotarod test. All the compounds showed protection against MES and/or ScM-induced seizures at 30 mg/kg without neurotoxicity. More compounds were found active in the ScM test and at lower dose than the MES test. Physicochemical and pharmacokinetic profiles of the compounds were predicted by QikProp. Using molecular docking approach we tried to get insights into their possible anticonvulsant mechanisms.