Synthesis and anticancer activity of some 8-substituted-7-methoxy-2H-chromen-2-one derivatives toward hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells.

European journal of medicinal chemistry

PubMedID: 25461322

Amin KM, Abou-Seri SM, Awadallah FM, Eissa AA, Hassan GS, Abdulla MM. Synthesis and anticancer activity of some 8-substituted-7-methoxy-2H-chromen-2-one derivatives toward hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells. Eur J Med Chem. 2014;90C221-231.
Based on the reported anticancer activity of coumarin and pyrazoline derivatives, the present investigation dealt with the design and synthesis of coumarin derivatives bearing diversely substituted pyrazoline moieties 7-10. The non-cyclic isosteres 11a-e of compounds 10a-e were synthesized for comparative reasons. The target compounds were synthesized from 8-acetyl-7-methoxycoumarin that underwent Claisen-Schmidt condensation with various aldehydes to give the chalcones 6a-e, followed by reaction with hydrazine hydrate, phenyl hydrazine or semicarbazide under the appropriate conditions. Cytotoxicity of the synthesized compounds was evaluated in vitro against liver HepG2 cell line. Compounds were active in the nanomolar range. The most active compounds were investigated for their telomerase inhibition and proapoptotic activities.