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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 9, Issue 1-2, Pages 45-51

Synthesis and Cytotoxicity of Silicon Containing Pyridine and Quinoline Sulfides

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, 21 Aizkraukles Street, Riga LV-I006, Latvia

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Silicon containing pyridine and quinoline sulfides have been prepared using phase transfer catalytic system thiol/alkyl halide / solid KOH/18-crown-6 / toluene. The target S-ethers were isolated in yields up to 81%. The cytotoxicity of the synthesized compounds was studied. Among pyridine sulfides S-[3-(1-methyl- 1-silacyclohexyl)propyl] derivatives 5e and 6e exhibit the highest cytotoxicity. Aliphatic silicon derivatives were considerably less active. 8-[(Trimethylsilylmethyl)thio]quinoline (8a) exhibits the highest activity among quinoline sulfides.