Synthesis of novel 2,3,4-trisubstituted-oxazolidine derivatives and in vitro cytotoxic evaluation.

We have previously reported the discovery of cytotoxic and pro-apoptotic hit compound 1,1-dimethylethyl (S)- 2,2-dimethyl-4-[(3-nitrophenoxy)methyl]-3-oxazolidinecarboxylate 1 against leukemia cells. In the present work we describe the synthesis of 25 derivatives of this hit varying the substituent at ring or stereochemistry of the oxazolidine ring and… (More)