Synthesis of α-carboranyl-α-acyloxy-amides as potential BNCT agents

Subash C. Jonnalagadda, Jonathan S. Cruz, Ryan J. Connell, Patricia M Scott, Venkatram R Mereddy

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Novel α-carboranyl-α-acyloxy-amides were prepared as potential BNCT agents utilizing three-component Passerini reaction. Preliminary cytotoxicity of the representative compounds on two brain tumor cell lines (U-87 and A-172) showed no effect on cell viability; an essential requirement for utility as potential BNCT agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4314-4317
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number30
StatePublished - Jul 29 2009

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Funding Information:
We thank the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rowan University, and University of Minnesota Duluth for the resources and funding. Partial support for this work was provided by research grants from the National Institutes of Health (CA129993) (VRM) and Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research (VRM).


  • Boron neutron capture therapy
  • Carboranes
  • Isonitriles
  • Low-density lipoprotein
  • Multicomponent reactions


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