Gold-catalyzed cycloisomerization and diels-alder reaction of 1,4,9-dienyne esters to 3 a,6-methanoisoindole esters with pro-inflammatory cytokine antagonist activity
Chan, Philip Wai Hong
Date of Issue2015
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
A synthetic method to prepare 3a,6-methanoisoindole esters efficiently by gold(I)-catalyzed tandem 1,2-acyloxy migration/Nazarov cyclization followed by Diels–Alder reaction of 1,4,9-dienyne esters is described. We also report the ability of one example to inhibit binding of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) to the tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) site and TNF-α-induced nuclear factor κ-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) activation in cell at a half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) value of 6.6 μm. Along with this is a study showing the isoindolyl derivative to exhibit low toxicity toward human hepatocellular liver carcinoma (HepG2) cells and its possible mode of activity based on molecular modeling analysis.
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