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Synthesis and Anticancer Activity of Phosphinoylated and Phosphonoylated N-Heterocycles Obtained by the Microwave-Assisted Palladium Acetate-Catalyzed Hirao Reaction.


A literature survey showed that different derivatives with the 9-phenyl-9H-carbazole or the dihydroindoline scaffold may be of biological activity including cytotoxic effect. Driven by this experience, we wished to synthesize P-functionalized derivatives of the above mentioned N-heterocycles. Three N-heterocycles, 9-(4-bromophenyl)-9H-carbazole, 3-bromo-9-phenyl-9H-carbazole and 1-(5-bromoindolin-1-yl)ethan-1-one were coupled with dialkyl phosphites and diarylphosphine oxides using Pd(OAc)2 (10%) as the catalyst precursor and triethylamine as the base in ethanol under microwave irradiation. The excess of the Y2P(O)H reagent (Y = alkoxy, aryl) (30%) served as the P-ligand in its trivalent tautomeric form (Y2POH), hence there was no need for the usual P-ligands meaning cost and environmental burden. Hence, our method is a "green" approach that proved to be more efficient than the preparation by the traditional method. The products, dialkyl phosphonates and tertiary phosphine oxides obtained in 58-84% yields were characterized, one of them also by single crystal X-ray analysis, and were subjected to in vitro biological activity evaluation. A (carbazol)yl-phenylphosphonate, an N-phenyl-(carbazol)yl-phosphonate, a (carbazol)yl-phenylphosphine oxide and an N-phenyl-(carbazol)ylphosphine oxide revealed a significant cytotoxic activity on A549 human non-small-cell lung carcinoma and MonoMac-6 acute monocytic leukemia cancer cells. The cytotoxic effect was significant as compared to that of the reference compounds.

Authors: Huszár B, Szolga R, Bősze S, Oláhné Szabó R, Simon A, Karaghiosoff K, Czugler M, Drahos L, Keglevich G.
Journal: Chemistry;2023Sep15 202302465. doi:10.1002/chem.202302465
Year: 2023
PubMed: PMID: 37711077 (Go to PubMed)