Omonga, N, Zia, Z, Ragazzon-Smith, A, Foster, H, Hadfield, J and Ragazzon, P (2021) Facile synthesis and biological evaluation of chrysin derivatives. Journal of Chemical Research, 45 (11-12). pp. 1083-1092. ISSN 1747-5198

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In this paper, novel synthetic methods, including microwave O-alkylation, were used to produce several chrysin derivatives. These compounds were purified, characterised and tested on different cell lines and bacterial strains. From this family, 7-(2,4-dinitrophenoxy)-5-hydroxy-3-phenyl-4H-chromen-4-one (C3) was shown to be extremely active on bacterial strains methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae as well as having anticancer activity on a range of cancer cell lines with IC50 values less than 30 µM. Chrysin has been known for their anticancer and antimicrobial properties, and this study not only corroborates this but also shows that it is possible to synthesise new improved derivatives with therapeutic possibilities.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: antibacterial; antifungal; chrysin derivatives; cytotoxicity; microwave
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Pharmacy and Bioengineering
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 16:24
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022 11:16

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