Synthesis of Bis(2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-1,4-butanedialkoxy)-2-trans-6-bis(4-fluorobenzyl)spirocyclotetraphosphazene: Structural Characterization, Biological Activity and DFT Studies

ELMAS G., KILIÇ Z., ÇOŞUT B., Kesan G., AÇIK L., Cam M., ...More

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10870-020-00851-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core, INSPEC


The Cl replacement reaction of octachlorocyclotetraphosphazene, N4P4Cl8 (1), with two equimolar amounts of N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N'-methylpropane-1,3-diamine led to the formation of 4,4,8,8-tetrachloro-2-trans-6-bis-N-(4-fluorobenzyl)-N'-methylpropane-1,3-diamino-cyclotetraphosphazene (2). The reaction of 2 with excess sodium 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-1,4-butanedioxide afforded the bis(2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-1,4-butanedialkoxy)-2-trans-6-bis(4-fluorobenzyespirocyclotetraphosphazene (2a). The elemental analyses, mass spectrum (ESI-MS), FTIR, HSQC, HMBC, H-1, C-13 and P-31 NMR spectral data of 2a were consistent with the proposed structure. The crystal structure of 2a was elucidated by X-ray diffraction method. The spectroscopic data of the molecules (2 and 2a) in the ground state were investigated by the Density Functional Theory (DFT) from the crystal structures. On the other hand, compound 2a was found to be the most active against S. aureus G(+) (MIC value: 125 mu M). Whilst, any antifungal activity of 2a was not observed against C. albicans and C. tropicalis. This compound also exhibits cytotoxic activity against L929 fibroblast and MCF-7 breast cancer cells. The interaction of 2a with pBR322 DNA was researched using gel electrophoresis. It is understood that the change in DNA conformation by interstrand of 2a with A/A and G/G nucleobases in DNA.