New benzofuranhydrazones 3–12 were easily prepared and assayed for their radical-scavenging ability. Hydrazones 3–12 showed different extent antioxidant activity in DPPH, FRAP and ORAC assays. Good antioxidant activity is related to the number and position of hydroxyl groups on the arylidene moiety. High antioxidant activity is showed by the 2-hydroxy-4-(diethylamino)benzylidene derivative 11. Furthermore, hydrazones 3–12 showed photoprotective capacities with satisfactory in vitro SPF as compared to the commercial PBSA sunscreen filter. The antiproliferative effects of the hydrazones 3–12 was tested on erythroleukemia K562 and Colo-38 melanoma human cells. All the compounds showed growth inhibition in the micromolar to sub micromolar concentration range. If taken together these results points to benzofuran hydrazones as potential multifunctional molecules especially in the treatment of neoplastic diseases being the good antioxidant properties of 5, 7 and 11 correlated to their high antiproliferative activity.

Benzofuran hydrazones as potential scaffold in the development of multifunctional drugs: Synthesis and evaluation of antioxidant, photoprotective and antiproliferative activity

Demurtas, Monica
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Moi, Davide;Balboni, Gianfranco;Onnis, Valentina
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2018-01-01

Abstract

New benzofuranhydrazones 3–12 were easily prepared and assayed for their radical-scavenging ability. Hydrazones 3–12 showed different extent antioxidant activity in DPPH, FRAP and ORAC assays. Good antioxidant activity is related to the number and position of hydroxyl groups on the arylidene moiety. High antioxidant activity is showed by the 2-hydroxy-4-(diethylamino)benzylidene derivative 11. Furthermore, hydrazones 3–12 showed photoprotective capacities with satisfactory in vitro SPF as compared to the commercial PBSA sunscreen filter. The antiproliferative effects of the hydrazones 3–12 was tested on erythroleukemia K562 and Colo-38 melanoma human cells. All the compounds showed growth inhibition in the micromolar to sub micromolar concentration range. If taken together these results points to benzofuran hydrazones as potential multifunctional molecules especially in the treatment of neoplastic diseases being the good antioxidant properties of 5, 7 and 11 correlated to their high antiproliferative activity.
Benzofuran hydrazones; Polyhydroxylated compounds; Antioxidant activity; Photoprotective agents; Antiproliferative activity
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