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As part of an ongoing program on the chemistry and biological activity of N-oxide-containing molecules, a number of novel 1,2, 5-oxadiazole N-oxide, benzo[1,2-c]1,2,5-oxadiazole N-oxide, and quinoxaline N,N'-dioxide derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their herbicidal activity. Many of these compounds exhibited moderate to good herbicidal(More)
The preparation of new derivatives of benzo[1,2-c]1,2,5-oxadiazole N-oxide is described. These derivatives were chosen in order to investigate and confirm previous structural features found necessary to display an adequate antitrypanosomal activity. The compounds synthesized were tested in vitro against epimastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi. The presence(More)
A series of synthetic chalcones, flavanones, and flavones has been synthesized and evaluated for antitumor activity against the human kidney carcinoma cells TK-10, human mammary adenocarcinoma cells MCF-7 (estrogen receptor-positive), and human colon adenocarcinoma cells HT-29. The most active series is the chalcone ones with the best results against TK-10(More)
Design, using force-field calculations on the catalytic site of trypanothione reductase from Trypanosoma cruzi, has led to the development of new 5-nitrofuryl derivatives as potential anti-trypanosomal agents. The synthesized compounds were tested in vitro against T. cruzi and more than 75% of the prepared derivatives showed higher activity than nifurtimox.(More)
The cytotoxicity of 18 new 1,2,6-thiadiazin-3,5-dione 1,1-dioxides was evaluated. This group of products was previously assayed against epimastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi and some of them showed a high antiprotozoal activity. Thereafter 13 compounds with a high anti-epimastigote activity and low cytotoxicity were selected to be assayed against amastigotes.(More)
The syntheses of a new series of derivatives of 1,2,5-oxadiazole N-oxide, benzo[1,2-c]1,2,5-oxadiazole N-oxide, and quinoxaline di-N-oxide are described. In vitro antitrypanosomal activity of these compounds was tested against epimastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi. For the most effective drugs, derivatives IIIe and IIIf, the 50% inhibitory dose (ID50) was(More)
Several 1:1, 1:2, and 2:2 complexes between BF3 and CH3OH (Met), CH3COOH (AcA), (CH3)2O (DME), (CH3CH2)2O (DEE), and (CH2)2O (EOX) have been studied using ab initio (MP2) and density functional theory (DFT) (PBE, B3LYP) methods and the 6-311++G(3df,2pd) basis set. Geometrical structures and vibrational frequencies are reported, in most cases, for the first(More)
The synthesis of some natural and synthetic biflavonoids was performed in good overall yields starting from readily available materials via high yielding aldol and Ullmann condensations. Some of these compounds, especially bichalcones, display an interesting activity against fungi, higher than that of the corresponding monomers.
The nematocidal in vitro activity of three natural perotetins (phenolic bisbibenzyiethers) and eleven diphenyl ethers used as synthetic precursors has been assayed using two different experimental models, Caenorhabditis elegans and Nippostrongylus brasiliensis. Nine compounds showed some activity against C. elegans and nine against N. brasiliensis. For the(More)