Close the ring to break the cycle: tandem quinolone-alkyne-cyclisation gives access to tricyclic pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinolin-5-ones with potent anti-protozoal activity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Expanding the chemical space of quinolones led to a tandem quinolone-alkyne-cyclisation reaction allowing chemoselective control of the synthesis of tricyclic pyrrolo[1,2-a]quinolin-5-ones. Importantly, we discovered anti-protozoal activity against Plasmodium and Toxoplasma with specific potency of one of the compounds against the liver stage of the malaria parasite in the nanomolar range.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Szamosvári, D; Sylvester, K; Schmid, P; Lu, K-Y; Derbyshire, ER; Böttcher, T

Published Date

  • June 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 49

Start / End Page

  • 7009 - 7012

PubMed ID

  • 31119221

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6565474

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1364-548X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1359-7345

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/c9cc01689a


  • eng