A Review: Synthesis and Medicinal Importance of Coumarins and their Analogues (Part II)

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Author(s): Moustafa Ahmed Gouda*, Belal H. M. Hussein, Amr El-Demerdash, Mona E. Ibrahim, Mohammed Abdelrashid Salem, Mohamed Hamdy Helal, Waffa S. Hamama.

Journal Name: Current Bioactive Compounds

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Background: Coumarins are a set of polyphenolic compounds isolated from plant product tonka bean, coumarou in 1820. They belong to the family of benzopyrones, which includes benzene ring joined with the aid of a pyrone ring. Herbal coumarins and their synthetic structural analogs have vast biological activities, which include antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-neoplastic, antioxidant, antimitotic, and antiviral activities.

Methods: Coumarins have been first prepared thru Perkin reaction; similarly, Knoevenagel condensation became cited as a crucial synthetic method for the synthesis of 3-substituted coumarins. Additionally, Pechmann, Reformatasky and Witting reactions were said for the guidance of coumarins. We undertook an established search of the approach of coaching, the chemical reactivity and biological residences which might be related to the coumarins and their analogous.

Results: Coumarins display an extensive range of anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities and programs of coumarins as antioxidant and anticancer marketers could be addressed. Other houses of coumarins inclusive of their function in anticoagulant can also be reviewed.

Conclusion: It could be concluded that coumarin ring changed into combined with other rings, a synergistic effect for each of the rings in their biological activities have been acquired, such compounds have been exploited in the development of various critical molecule which offers scaffolds for drug development. Those compounds had been used to develop a one of a kind critical molecule that gives scaffolds for drug improvement.

Keywords: Coumarins, Synthesis, Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activity, Anticoagulant Activity, Antioxidant And Anticancer Activity

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DOI: 10.2174/1573407215666191111120604
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