Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Chemistry

Date of Award

12-2008

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Yu-Lin Jiang

Committee Members

David G. J. Young, Ismail O. Kady

Abstract

Two natural marine compounds, 3-bromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde 2 and 2,3-dibromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde 5 together with two novel derivatives, 3-bromo-5-(tert-butyl-dimethyl-silanyloxy)-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde 3 and 1-bromo-2,3-dimethoxy-5-nitrooxy-methylbenzene 9, were synthesized. Compounds 2, 3, and 5 were evaluated for their biological activity towards the inhibition of prostate cancer cell growth using staurosporine a a positive control. All three compounds have shown significant inhibition of prostate cancer cell growth. Compound 9 is yet to be evaluated.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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