A series of aryl azonaphthoquinones 8a-e were obtained via coupling of the corresponding diazonium salts 7a-c with naphthoquinones 2 or 3 in pyridine. Moreover, treatment of 5 with 6a, b in ethanol containing potassium carbonate afforded the corresponding enaminones 9a, b, respectively. Furthermore, heating of 6a with 2-hydroxy-3-((piperidn- 1-yl)methyl)naphthalene-1,4-dione 10 in EtOH/AcOHor sodium 3,4-dihydro-3,4-dioxonaphthalene-1-sulphonate 1 in MeOH/H2O afforded the corresponding enaminones 11 and 12, respectively. The newly synthesized compounds were screened for their antioxidant activity. Compounds 8b 89.87, 9a (89.93%) and 9b (95.97%) exhibited promising activities. On the other hand compounds 8b, 9a, 9b, 11 and 12 have the ability to protect DNA from the damage induced by bleomycin.
Gouda, M. A. (2013). Synthesis and Antioxidant Activity of Novel Series of Naphthoquinone Derivatives Attached to Benzothiophene Moiety. Medicinal Chemistry, 03(02). https://doi.org/10.4172/2161-0444.1000143