Potentials of diphenyl ether scaffold as a therapeutic agent: A review

Suvarna G. Kini, Ekta Rathi, Avinash Kumar, Varadaraj Bhat

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Diphenyl ethers (DPE) and its analogs have exhibited excellent potential for therapeutic and industrial applications. Since the 19th century, intensive research is perpetuating on the synthetic routes and biological properties of DPEs. Few well-known DPEs are Nimesulide, Fenclofenac, Triclosan, Sorafenib, MK-4965, and MK-1439 which have shown the potential of this moiety as a lead scaffold for different pharmacological properties. In this review, we recapitulate the diverse synthetic route of DPE moiety inclusive of merits and demerits over the classical synthetic route and how this moiety sparked an interest in researchers to discern the SAR (Structure Activity Relationship) for the development of diversified biological properties of DPEs such as antimicrobial, antifungal, antiinflammatory & antiviral activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1392-1406
Number of pages15
JournalMini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Cancer Research


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