Benzofuran as a promising scaffold for the synthesis of antimicrobial and antibreast cancer agents: A review.

Research paper by Ghadamali G Khodarahmi, Parvin P Asadi, Farshid F Hassanzadeh, Elham E Khodarahmi

Indexed on: 05 Mar '16Published on: 05 Mar '16Published in: Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences


Benzofuran as an important heterocyclic compound is extensively found in natural products as well as synthetic materials. Since benzofuran drivatives display a diverse array of pharmacological activities, an interest in developing new biologically active agents from benzofuran is still under consideration. This review highlights recent findings on biological activities of benzofuran derivatives as antimicrobial and antibreast cancer agents and lays emphasis on the importance of benzofurans as a major source for drug design and development.