Exploring a cascade Heck-Suzuki reaction based route to kinase inhibitors using design of experiments
Journal article, 2015

Design of Experiments (DoE) has been used to optimize a diversity oriented palladium catalyzed cascade Heck-Suzuki reaction for the construction of 3-alkenyl substituted cyclopenta[b]indole compounds. The obtained DoE model revealed a reaction highly dependent on the ligand. Guided by the model, an optimal ligand was chosen that selectively delivered the desired products in high yields. The conditions were applicable with a variety of boronic acids and were used to synthesize a library of 3-alkenyl derivatized compounds. Focusing on inhibition of kinases relevant for combating melanoma, the library was used in an initial structure-activity survey. In line with the observed kinase inhibition, cellular studies revealed one of the more promising derivatives to inhibit cell proliferation via an apoptotic mechanism.

Author

Andreas Ekebergh

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry

Christine Lingblom

University of Gothenburg

Peter Sandin

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry

Christine Wennerås

University of Gothenburg

Jerker Mårtensson

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry

Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

1477-0520 (ISSN) 1477-0539 (eISSN)

Vol. 13 11 3382-3392

Subject Categories

Chemical Sciences

DOI

10.1039/c4ob02694b

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10/8/2017