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Current Organic Synthesis
ISSN (Print): 1570-1794
ISSN (Online): 1875-6271
DOI: 10.2174/1570179411666140327002045      Price:  $58

Solvent-Free and Self-Catalyzed Three-Component Synthesis of Diversely Substituted Pyrazolo[1,4]thiazepinones of Potential Antitumor Activity

Author(s): Rodrigo Abonia
Pages 773-786 (14)
In this work we report the highly efficient solvent-free and self-catalyzed three-component approach for the synthesis of pyrazolo[ 3,4-e][1,4]thiazepin-7(4H)-ones. The reaction between 5-aminopyrazoles, benzaldehydes and mercaptoacetic acid, acting both as reagent and catalyst, at 120 °C lead to the sequential formation of three new single bonds and the release of water as unique by-product, which demonstrates this to be an environmentally friendly three-component procedure. Selected products were evaluated by the NCI (USA) for their antitumor activity. Compound 16b displayed the most remarkable activity against different strains of human tumor cell lines with several GI50 values less than 1.0 µM (i.e. MDA-MB-435 (Melanoma, GI50 = 0.304 µM), A498 (Renal Cancer, GI50 = 0.353 µM) and SR (Leukemia, GI50 = 0.413 µM)), making it a promising building block for development of potential antitumor agents.
Graphical Abstract:
5-Aminopyrazoles, mercaptoacetic acid, benzaldehydes, three-component reactions, pyrazolothiazepinones, antitumor activity.
Department of Chemistry, Universidad del Valle, A. A. 25360, Cali, Colombia.