Philippe Belmont

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Acridine derivatives are interesting chemotherapeutic agents that were first used as antibacterial and antiparasite agents. In this review we wish to concentrate our attention on the anticancer properties of acridines used in clinics since the 1970's. Based on recent results, an outlook on antitumour acridine chemotherapy will be proposed. The biological(More)
In the early 2000s, the anticancer drug imatinib (Glivec®) appeared on the market, exhibiting a new mode of action by selective kinase inhibition. Consequently, kinases became a validated therapeutic target, paving the way for further developments. Although these kinases have been thoroughly studied, none of the compounds commercialized since then target(More)
BACKGROUND Cationic lipids are at present very actively investigated for gene transfer studies and gene therapy applications. Basically, they rely on the formation of DNA/lipid aggregates via electrostatic interactions between their cationic headgroup and the negatively charged DNA. Although their structure/activity relationships are not well understood, it(More)
An efficient and versatile tandem process of acetalization and cycloisomerization reactions has been developed for the reactions of 1-alkynyl-2-carbonylquinoline substrates. The reaction occurs thanks to Au(I) and Ag(I) catalysis. Silver(I) catalysis has been extensively studied (11 different silver species) on a broad range of quinoline derivatives(More)
Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC), Pharmacie de Paris, UMR CNRS 8638 (COM Paris, France. E-mail: etienne.brachet parisdescartes.fr University of Regensburg Faculty of Chem Chemistry, Universitätsstraße 31, 93053 Re Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC), Pharmacie de Paris, UMR CNRS 8015 (LC Paris, France † Electronic supplementary information ( and(More)
A silver-catalyzed cycloisomerization reaction of a series of o-alkynylbenzohydroxamic acids is reported. Several 5-exo-dig and 6-endo-dig modes of cyclization were observed with the nitrogen or oxygen atoms of the amide group acting as nucleophiles. The selectivity was strongly dependent on the silver salt used and on the presence of triphenylphosphine as(More)
A Ag-catalyzed versatile and efficient access to 1H,1-arylisochromenes is reported. Starting from ortho-alkynylbenzaldehydes bearing various substitution patterns on the benzaldehyde and alkynyl units, the use of silver triflate (10 mol %) allowed a domino hydroarylation/cycloisomerization reaction process, leading to aryl-functionalized 1H-isochromene (>10(More)
A mild and general method for the direct alkynylation of azoles such as pyrrole, indole, and 7-azaindole is described here. Using a simple catalytic system such as Pd(OAc)2 (2.5 mol %), P(tBu)2Me·HBF4 (5 mol %), and NaOAc (2 equiv) allowed the regioselective introduction of various alkynyl residues at the C-2 position of pyrroles. Interestingly, C-2(More)
Silver-catalyzed tandem acetalization and cycloisomerization reactions were found to lead to various furoquinolines, and a nitrogen effect was noticed for AgOTf reactivity, since the cyclization mode switched from 6-endo-dig to 5-exo-dig; from these observations silver imidazolate polymer is proposed as a stable silver catalyst.
[reaction: see text] A new aminobenzannulation methodology has been developed and applied successfully to the synthesis of 1-amino-acridines. The key and last step goes through an enamine intermediate that was detected in some cases. When pyrrolidine and powdered 4 A molecular sieves were used, the enamine synthesis and the aminobenzannulation step took(More)