A series of N-nitroarylated-3-chloromethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline derivatives, several of which also possessed a trifluoromethyl substituent, were prepared and assessed as potential nitroaromatic prodrugs. The enzymatic reduction of these compounds and their cytotoxicities were studied. The compounds were cytotoxic, but this is probably not related to their enzymatic reduction.
|Journal||Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters|
|Early online date||11 Nov 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2016|