Identification and evaluation of antioxidant, analgesic/anti-inflammatory activity of the most active ninhydrin-phenol adducts synthesized

K.R. Prabhakar, V.P. Veerapur, P. Bansal, K.P. Vipan, K.M. Reddy, A. Barik, B.K.D. Reddy, P. Reddanna, K.I. Priyadarsini, M.K. Unnikrishnan

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Treatment of phenols with ninhydrin in acidic medium afforded 2-hydroxy-2-(ortho-hydroxy-phenyl/naphthyl)-1,3-dioxoindanes, which being unstable were isolated in their hemiketal forms. These synthesized compounds were subjected to TLC screening for radical scavenging and in vitro lipoxgenase and cycloxygenase enzyme inhibition assays. The best compound was identified and studied in detail for steady-state and time-resolved free radical kinetics, viz., DPPH, ABTS{radical dot}-, {radical dot}OH and rate constants for these reactions were evaluated. The best compound was also subjected to in vivo anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities in which the compound showed good promise for further structural optimization. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7113-7120
Number of pages8
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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