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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Letters in Drug Design & Discovery
Source : Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, Volume 17, Number 2, p.138-144 (2020)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Pharmacy
Department : Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis
Year : 2020
Abstract : Background: Grindstone technique has been widely used as an efficient, consistent, more environmentally benign, solvent-free protocol for the preparation of many compounds with higher atom economy. Methods: A series of fourteen piperonal chalcone compounds were synthesized by this method and characterized by physical and spectral data (FT-IR, 1H NMR, Mass and elemental analysis). All chalcones were evaluated for their cytotoxic action against the cancer cell lines, MCF-7 and HepG2. One 2-pyridyl-substituted compound 14 with IC50 values 17.4±0.2 towards MCF-7 and 15.4±0.6µmol L-1 towards HepG2 cells. Results: The results demonstrated that the cytotoxic activity of 2-pyridyl-substituted compound shown higher activity as compared with the standard cisplatin towards HepG2 cells. Conclusion: Compound 14 showed good antioxidant activities in the DPPH test and H2O2 assay (IC50 = 17.23± 33/µg/mL and 20.17± 0.33µg/mL) when compared with the standard ascorbic acid (IC50=µg/mL 18.26 ± 0.22and 21.66± 1.06 µg/mL).
Cite this Research Publication : S. Dev, Parambi, D. Grace Thom, Baby, B., Mathew, G. Elizabeth, Magdy, H. Omnia, Joy, M., Sudev, S., and Bijo Mathew, “An Environment-friendly Synthesis of Piperonal Chalcones and Their Cytotoxic and Antioxidant Evaluation”, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, vol. 17, pp. 138-144, 2020.