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Synthesis and in Vitro Anti-Proliferative Activity of Racemic Trifluoro-Casodex® (Bicalutamide)

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The trifluoro analogue 1 of Casodex® was synthesized in racemic form, according to a strategy based on the use of trifluoropyruvate as a key starting material. This compound showed significant in vitro antiproliferative activity on the human prostate cancer cell line LNCaP.

Keywords: anti-androgen; chromatography; nucleophilic reagents; prostate cancer; trifluoro-casodex analogue

Document Type: Review Article


Affiliations: Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica “G. Natta” del Politecnico di Milano and C.N.R .- Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare, Sezione “A. Quilico”, via Mancinelli 7, I-20131 Milano, Italy.

Publication date: August 1, 2005

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