Antiviral activity of some beta-diketones. 2. Aryloxy alkyl diketones. In vitro activity against both RNA and DNA viruses.

Journal of medicinal chemistry

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Diana GD, Salvador UJ, Zalay ES, Carabateas PM, Williams GL, Collins JC, Pancic F. Antiviral activity of some beta-diketones. 2. Aryloxy alkyl diketones. In vitro activity against both RNA and DNA viruses. J Med Chem. 1977;20(6):757-61.
A series of aryloxy alkyl diketones II was synthesized and screened in vitro for antiviral activity. The effect of various substituents on the phenyl ring, as well as the length of the alkyl bridge, was examined to establish the requirements for optimum activity. One of the most active members of the series, 4-[6-(2-chloro-4-methoxy)phenoxy]hexyl-3,5-heptanedione (56), exhibited a high level of activity against both DNA and RNA viruses in both the tissue culture and organ culture screens and was particularly effective against herpesvirus type 1 and 2.