Imidazole analogues of fluoxetine, a novel class of anti-Candida agents

Romano Silvestri, Marino Artico, Giuseppe La Regina, Alessandra Di Pasquali, Gabriella De Martino, Felicia Diodata D'Auria, Lucia Nencioni, Anna Teresa Palamara

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Imidazole analogues of fluoxetine have been obtained by replacing the methylamino terminus of aminopropane chain with the imidazole ring. The newly designed imidazoles showed potent anti-Candida activity, superior to those of miconazole and other antifungal agents of clinical interest. 1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-l-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-3-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)propane (16), the most active among test imidazoles, Was about 2-fold more active and as much less cytotoxic than miconazole. High increase of activity was observed with methyl, nitro, fluorine, and chlorine (Cl > F > CH3 > NO2 > CF3).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3924-3926
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Jul 29 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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