A new procedure for the preparation of emodin carbaldehyde and citreorosein was described, in which, ω,ω'-dibromomethylemodin triacetate was prepared as a key intermediate by NBSmediated bromination of 1,3,8-triacetylemodin. Reduction of emodin and citreorosein with SnCl 2 in a 1:1 mixture of HOAc and HCl afforded the corresponding anthrones in 90% and 92% yield, respectively, while the corresponding 10-desoxyemodin carbaldehyde was prepared by MnO 2 oxidation of 10-desoxycitreorosein. 10-Desoxycitreorosein and emodin carbaldehyde showed feasible μ-calpain inhibitory activities with IC 50 values of 20.15 and 25.77 M, respectively.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Archives of Pharmacal Research|
|State||Published - Mar 2012|
- ω'- Dibromomethylemodin
- Emodin carbaldehyde