Synthesis and antiplasmodial activity of 3-furyl and 3-thienylquinoxaline- 2-carbonitrile 1,4-Di-N-oxide derivatives
The aim of this study was to identify new compounds active against Plasmodium falciparum based on our previous research carried out on 3-phenyl-quinoxaline-2-carbonitrile 1,4-di-N-oxide derivatives. Twelve compounds were synthesized and evaluated for antimalarial activity. Eight of them showed an IC50< 1 μM against the 3D7 strain. Derivative 1 demonstrated high potency (IC50= 0.63 μM) and good selectivity (SI=10.35), thereby becoming a new lead-compound. © 2008 by MDPI.