From mutagenic to non-mutagenic nitroarenes: effect of bulky alkyl substituents on the mutagenic activity of 4-nitrobiphenyl in Salmonella typhimurium. Part I. Substituents ortho to the nitro group and in 2'-position.

@article{Klein2000FromMT,
  title={From mutagenic to non-mutagenic nitroarenes: effect of bulky alkyl substituents on the mutagenic activity of 4-nitrobiphenyl in Salmonella typhimurium. Part I. Substituents ortho to the nitro group and in 2'-position.},
  author={Markus Klein and Ulrike Voigtmann and Torsten Haack and Lothar Erdinger and Gernot Boche},
  journal={Mutation research},
  year={2000},
  volume={467 1},
  pages={55-68}
}
Eleven alkyl substituted derivatives of 4-nitrobiphenyl (4NBp) and two corresponding nitroso compounds were synthesised and tested for mutagenic potency in strains TA98 and TA100 of Salmonella typhimurium. The mutagenicity of compounds substituted ortho to the nitro group (3-methyl-, 3-ethyl-, 3-isopropyl-, 3-tertbutyl-, 3, 5-diethyl-, 3,5-diisopropyl-, and 3,5-ditertbutyl-4NBp) decreased with growing steric demand of the alkyl substituents in both tester strains. The most sterically hindered… CONTINUE READING