IJOC  Vol.2 No.3 A , November 2012
Synthesis and Trypanocidal Evaluation of Some Novel 2-(Substituted Benzylidene)-5, 7-Dibromo-6-Hydroxy-1-Benzofuran-3(2H)-Ones
ABSTRACT
Substituted 2-benzylidene-1-benzofuran-3-ones are commonly known as aurones. This class of bioactive heterocycles belongs to flavonoid family. The article intends to put forth the rational design and synthesis of a new series of aurones using 3’,5’-dibromo-2’,4’-dihydroxychalcones and copper bromide in presence of DMF-water mixture (8:2, v/v) for the first time. Preliminary bioassay shows that most of compounds have good trypanocidal activity against Trypanosoma cruzi at 10 μg/mL. Few compounds are equally potent to the standard drugs Benznidazole and Nifurtimox. The structures of the newly synthesized products 2a-n were established by elemental analysis, FTIR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectroscopic studies.

Cite this paper
K. Ameta, N. Rathore, B. Kumar, E. Malaga M, M. P, R. Gilman and B. Verma, "Synthesis and Trypanocidal Evaluation of Some Novel 2-(Substituted Benzylidene)-5, 7-Dibromo-6-Hydroxy-1-Benzofuran-3(2H)-Ones," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 295-301. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2012.223040.
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