Fluoro-substituted flavones and 2-styrykhromones, related to natural and synthetic flavonoids previously described, were prepared, characterized and tested for anti-rhinovirus activity. Structural elucidation of the new compounds was performed by IR, NMR spectra and X-ray crystal structure analysis for 6-fluoro-3-hydroxy-2-styrylchromone. The antiviral potency was evaluated by a plaque reduction assay in HeLa cell cultures infected with rhinoviruses 1B and 14, selected as representative serotypes for viral groups B and A of human rhinoviruses, respectively. In comparison with results previously obtained, the introduction of the fluorine atom seems to exert a positive influence on the activity against serotype 14 while counteracting the effect against serotype 1B.
Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy – SAGE
Published: Nov 28, 2016
Keywords: flavonoids,2-styrykhromones,anti-rhinovirus activity,X-ray crystal structure determination