Isochaihulactone analogues: synthesis and anti-proliferative activity of novel dibenzylbutyrolactones.

A series of dibenzyl-γ-butyrolactones bearing a hydroxyl group at the benzylic position of 3-benzyl group were synthesized as hydrated analogue of isochaihulactone and evaluated against breast cancer human cell lines (MDA-M231, MCF-7 and T47D). The target compounds were synthesized in 7 steps from known lactone; (S)-(+)-γ-benzyloxymethyl-γ-butyrolactone… CONTINUE READING