Synthesis of New Bicyclic Hydroxamic Acids with Cytotoxic Activity

Iker S. Escalona-Torres, Francisco Yuste, Rubén Sánchez-Obregón


Six new bicyclic hydroxamic acids were synthesized through an uncommon nitro group rearrangement between β-nitrostyrenes and dimedone. The structures of all the new synthesized compounds were confirmed using a combination of FTIR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and mass spectral data. Likewise, the cytotoxic activity of the obtained products was evaluated in six different cancer cell lines. Two compounds showed significant potency on two cancer cell lines with IC50 between 9.31±0.1 and 23.38±0.9 μM.


Hydroxamic acids; Michael addition; nitro group rearrangement; cytotoxic activity

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