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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 386473, 9 pages
Research Article

Anticancer, Anti-Inflammatory, and Analgesic Activities of Synthesized 2-(Substituted phenoxy) Acetamide Derivatives

1Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, IFTM University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Koni, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh 495 009, India
3Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, IFTM University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4Department of Chemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, IFTM University, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Received 27 February 2014; Revised 22 July 2014; Accepted 29 July 2014; Published 14 August 2014

Academic Editor: Raymond L. Konger

Copyright © 2014 Priyanka Rani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aphorism was to develop new chemical entities as potential anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic agents. The Leuckart synthetic pathway was utilized in development of novel series of 2-(substituted phenoxy)-N-(1-phenylethyl)acetamide derivatives. The compounds containing 1-phenylethylamine as basic moiety attached to substituted phenols were assessed for their anticancer activity against MCF-7 (breast cancer), SK-N-SH (neuroblastoma), anti-inflammatory activity, and analgesic activity. These investigations revealed that synthesized products 3a–j with halogens on the aromatic ring favors as the anticancer and anti-inflammatory activity. Among all, compound 3c N-(1-(4-chlorophenyl)ethyl)-2-(4-nitrophenoxy)acetamide exhibited anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic activities. In conclusion, 3c may have potential to be developed into a therapeutic agent.