Gold-catalyzed cycloisomerization and diels-alder reaction of 1,4,9-dienyne esters to 3 a,6-methanoisoindole esters with pro-inflammatory cytokine antagonist activity

Dewi Susanti, Li Juan Liu, Weidong Rao, Sheng Lin, Edmond Dik Lung MA, Chung Hang Leung*, Philip Wai Hong Chan

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Abstract

A synthetic method to prepare 3a,6-methanoisoindole esters efficiently by gold(I)-catalyzed tandem 1,2-acyloxy migration/Nazarov cyclization followed by Diels-Alder reaction of 1,4,9-dienyne esters is described. We also report the ability of one example to inhibit binding of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) to the tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) site and TNF-α-induced nuclear factor κ-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) activation in cell at a half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) value of 6.6 μM. Along with this is a study showing the isoindolyl derivative to exhibit low toxicity toward human hepatocellular liver carcinoma (HepG2) cells and its possible mode of activity based on molecular modeling analysis. A synthetic method to prepare 3a,6-methanoisoindole esters efficiently by gold(I)-catalyzed tandem 1,2-acyloxy migration/Nazarov cyclization/Diels-Alder reaction of 1,4,9-dienyne esters is described (see scheme). The ability of one example to exhibit potent pro-inflammatory cytokine antagonist activity along with low cytotoxicity and its possible mode of bioactivity is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9111-9118
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume21
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • alkynes
  • cycloisomerization
  • cytokine antagonists
  • gold
  • homogeneous catalysis

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