The chalcone basic skeleton is a unique template which is associated with widespread biological activities. In the present study, a series of novel bichalcones linked with a 1,4-dimethylenepiperazine moiety was prepared through Mannich reaction and Clasien-Schmidt condensation. The synthetic analogs 2-16 were subjected into the cytotoxicity examinations using a panel of 25 human tumor cell lines. Among the tested compounds, 3 and 4 which possessed the 3-pyridyl and phenyl groups as the substructure, respectively, displayed significant cytotoxicity against all the tumor cell lines. The results suggested that these bichalcones were potential to be the anti-cancer lead drugs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery