Synthesis and Anticancer Activity of 2,4,5-triaryl Imidazole Derivatives
Fatemeh Elahian, Morteza Akbari, Maryam Ghasemi, Neda Behtooee, Mohaddeseh Taheri and Mohsen Amini
Affiliation: Department of Medicinal Chemistry Research and Drug Design & Development Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
This study describes the synthesis of four 2,4,5-triarylimidazole derivatives and their anticancer activities. The
target compounds were prepared from the reaction of benzaldehyde and benzoin derivatives in presence of ammonium
acetate and ammonium vanadate. All the synthesized compounds were screened for anticancer activities against T47D and
MDA-MB231 cell lines using the MTT assay. However, our obtained results indicated a significant difference between
colchicines cytotoxicity and their homologs on treated MDA-MB231 and T47D cells; one compound (4a) showed a significant
IC50 on MDA-MB231 cells in cell culture assay.
Keywords: 2, 4, 5-triarylimidazole, Synthesis, Anticancer, Cytotoxicity, T47D, MDA-MB231.
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