Author(s): Insuasty B, Tigreros A, Orozco F, Quiroga J, Abona R,
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Abstract Novel (E)-1-aryl-3-(3-aryl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)prop-2-en-1-ones 5/6 (pyrazolic chalcones) were synthesized from a Claisen-Schmidt reaction of 3-aryl-1-phenylpyrazol-4-carboxaldehydes 4 with several acetophenone derivatives 1. Subsequently, the microwave-assisted cyclocondensation reaction of chalcones 5/6 with hydrazine afforded the new racemic 3-aryl-4-(3-aryl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazoles 7 or their N-acetyl derivatives 8 and 9 when reactions where carried out in DMF or acetic acid, respectively. Several of these compounds were screened by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) for their ability to inhibit 60 different human tumor cell lines, where 5c and 9g showed remarkable activity mainly against leukemia (K-562 and SR), renal cancer (UO-31) and non-small cell lung cancer (HOP-92) cell lines, with the most important GI50 values ranging from 0.04 to 11.4 microM, from the in vitro assays. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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