An Unexpected Dimroth Rearrangement Leading to Annelated Thieno[3,2-d][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines with Potent Antitumor Activity

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Abstract

An unusual Dimroth rearrangement occurring in the reaction leading to annelated thieno[2,3-e][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine core allowed the isolation of the linear isomer thieno[3,2-d][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine. By decorating the linear isomer with the same chains that improved the biological activity of the angular isomers, new annelated thieno[3,2-d][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines were designed and synthesized. They were selected by the Development Therapeutical Program (DTP) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the anticancer screening against a panel of 60 human tumor cell lines. The biological results showed that the new derivatives exhibited strong antiproliferative activity up to nanomolar concentration. In vivo screenings of the most active compound, the N-[2-(1H-imidazol-4-yl)ethyl]-4-(3-phenyl-10-oxo-4,10-dihydrobenzothieno[3,2-d][1,2,3]triazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-4-yl)butanamide, showed its low toxicity and high potency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Volume2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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