Synthesis and Evaluation of a 2,11-Cembranoid-Inspired Library.
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The 2,11-cembranoid family of natural products has been used as inspiration for the synthesis of a structurally simplified, functionally diverse library of octahydroisobenzofuran-based compounds designed to augment a typical medicinal chemistry library screen. Ring-closing metathesis, lactonisation and SmI2 -mediated methods were exemplified and applied to the installation of a third ring to mimic the nine-membered ring of the 2,11-cembranoids. The library was assessed for aqueous solubility and permeability, with a chemical-space analysis performed for comparison to the family of cembranoid natural products and a sample set of a screening library. Preliminary investigations in cancer cells showed that the simpler scaffolds could recapitulate the reported anti-migratory activity of the natural products.
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Small Molecule Libraries
Clinical Pharmacology & Trials (including Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics Group)
Medicinal Chemistry 1 (including Analytical Chemistry and In Silico Chemistry)
Medicinal Chemistry 2
Tumour Biology & Metastasis
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Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 2016, 22 (16), pp. 5657 - 5664