Chemical synthesis and antifouling activity of monoterpene-furan hybrid molecules

Hiroyoshi Takamura, Yuya Kinoshita, Takefumi Yorisue, Isao Kadota

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Geraniol, a monoterpene, and furan are structural motifs that exhibit antifouling activity. In this study, monoterpene-furan hybrid molecules with potentially enhanced antifouling activity were designed and synthesized. The nine synthetic hybrids showed antifouling activity against the cypris larvae of the barnacle Balanus (Amphibalanus) amphitrite with EC50 values of 1.65-4.70 μg mL−1. This activity is higher than that of geraniol and the reference furan compound. This hybridization approach to increase antifouling activity is useful and can also be extended to other active structural units.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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