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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 412053, 6 pages
Research Article

Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic Evaluation and Molecular Docking Studies of N-Phenyl Anthranilic Acid-Based 1,3,4-Oxadiazole Analogues

1M. M. College of Pharmacy, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana 133207, India
2Shivalik College of Pharmacy, Nangal, Ropar, Punjab 140126, India

Received 31 May 2013; Accepted 21 August 2013

Academic Editor: Frank Wuest

Copyright © 2013 Suman Bala 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.


A novel series of N-phenyl anthranilic acid-based 1,3,4-oxadiazoles were prepared (4a–h) and subjected to anti-inflammatory, analgesic activity and molecular docking studies to target cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme. 1,3,4-Oxadiazole derivatives were screened for anti-inflammatory activity in carrageenan-induced rat paw edema and analgesic activity by tail immersion method. In synthesized compounds, the free carboxylic group, which is responsible for gastric side effects, was derivatized by heterocyclic 1,3,4-oxadiazole bioactive core, which showed good interaction with COX-2 receptor with good docking score. Among all the synthesized compounds, 4e and 4f have emerged out as potential COX-2 inhibitors.