Synthesis, structure, and bioevaluation of 2,5-bis(arylmethenyl)cyclopentanones.

Curcumin is an excellent lead compound with a variety of bioactivity. Recent articles reported that curcumin's instability and low bioavailability in vivo are mainly due to its easily decomposable beta-diketone moiety. With the aim of bioactive curcumin analogs with better pharmacokinetic property, we present here 11 bis(arylmethenyl)cyclopentanones similar… CONTINUE READING