Natural Products Chemistry & Research

Natural Products Chemistry & Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6836

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Jie Han

Department of Science, School of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • Research Article   
    Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Curcumin Derivatives
    Author(s): Siukan Law, Chuiman Lo, Jie Han, Fanwen Yang, Albert Wingnang Leung and Chuanshan Xu*

    Curcumin is a substance in turmeric. It’s an active compound from natural plant Curcuma longa L which is widely used as an herbal medicine in Asian countries. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties that slow down the spread of cancer, makes chemotherapy more effective and protect healthy cells from damage by radiation therapy. However, it’s poor water, plasma solubility and bioavailability for human absorption. To overcome these problems, structural modification is attracting scientist’s attention. In the present study, several curcumin derivatives including ferulic acid curcumin, isovanillin curcumin, 4-methoxy- 1-naphthaldehyde curcumin, 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde curcumin, syringaldehyde curcumin, ibuprofen curcumin were designed and synthesized successfully with the percentage yield of 15.0%, 29.6%, 52.0%, 23.0%.. Read More»

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