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Synthesis and evaluation of antiparasitic activity of quinazolines employing multicomponent reactions and C-H functionalization

Grant number: 17/19940-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2017
Effective date (End): January 12, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Cooperation agreement: GlaxoSmithKline
Principal researcher:Arlene Gonçalves Corrêa
Grantee:Natália Menezes Moreira Borges
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50249-8 - Green chemistry: sustainable synthetic methods employing benign solvents, safer reagents, and bio-renewable feedstock, AP.PCPE
Associated scholarship(s):19/10608-2 - Visible-light photoredox C-H functionalization of heteroarenes with aminonitriles, BE.EP.DD


Neglected diseases caused by protozoan Leishmania and Trypanosoma affect thousands of people every year, in most cases leading to death of many infected. Most of drugs used on treatment of these diseases are not efficient in chronic stages of them and normally exhibit high toxicity. Therefore, the study to obtain new compounds that exhibit antiparasital activity is very important. In this context, quinazolines are important heterocycles because of the wide variety of biological applications, found in various drugs currently commercialized. This project aims the synthesis and evaluation of antiparasital activity of a series of quinazolines, employing concepts of Green Chemistry, including C-H functionalization reactions and multicomponent reactions. (AU)

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MOREIRA, NATALIA M.; MARTELLI, LORENA S. R.; CORREA, ARLENE G. Asymmetric organocatalyzed synthesis of coumarin derivatives. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, v. 17, p. 1952-1980, AUG 3 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LIMA, CAROLINA G. S.; MOREIRA, NATALIA M.; PAIXAO, MARCIO W.; CORREA, ARLENE G. Heterogenous green catalysis: Application of zeolites on multicomponent reactions. CURRENT OPINION IN GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY, v. 15, n. SI, p. 7-12, FEB 2019. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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