Indexed on: 21 Nov '09Published on: 21 Nov '09Published in: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Condensation of 9-chloro-2,4-(un)substituted acridines (1a-c) with various amines (2a-e) and 9-isothiocyanato-2,4-(un)substituted acridines (4a,b) with different amines (2a,b,d,e) gave condensed products 3a-o and 5a-g respectively. Compounds 3a-o and 5a-g were screened for anti-inflammatory activity at a dose of 50mg/kg p.o. Compound 3e exhibited 41.17% anti-inflammatory activity which is better than most commonly used standard drug ibuprofen which showed 39% anti-inflammatory (at 50mg/kg p.o.) activity. Anticancer activity evaluation of compounds 3a-o and 5a-g was carried out against a small panel of human cancer cell lines and compounds 3g, 3m and 5g exhibited good anticancer activity against breast (MCF-7), liver (HEP-2), colon (COLO-205, 502713, HCT-15), lung (A-549) and neuroblastoma (IMR-32) cancer cell lines at a concentration of 1 x 10(-5)M.