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4,5-Diaryl-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxylates as combretastatin A-4/lamellarin T hybrids: synthesis and evaluation as anti-mitotic and cytotoxic agents.


PMID 16510287

Abstract

The 4,5-diarylated-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxylates 3-8 have each been prepared as hybrids of the potent anti-mitotic agent combretastatin A-4 (1) and the similarly active marine alkaloid lamellarin T (2). The key steps involved selective lithium-for-halogen exchange at C5 within the N-PMB protected 4,5-dibromopyrrole 22 and Negishi cross-coupling of the derived zincated species with the relevant aryl iodide. The ensuing 5-aryl-4-bromopyrrole then engaged in Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling with the appropriate arylboronic acid to give the 4,5-diarylated pyrroles 4, 6 and 8. TFA-promoted removal of the N-PMB group within these last compounds then gave the N-unsubstituted congeners 3, 5 and 7. Compounds 3-8 have all been evaluated for their anti-mitotic and cytotoxic properties and two of them, 3 and 5, display useful activities although they are less potent than combretastatin A-4.

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