Synthesis and cytotoxic activity of N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitroureas and N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrocarbamates

János Botyánszki, József Bódi, Ian J. Stratford, Helga Süli-Vargha

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As analogs of the widely used anti-tumor agents, N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrosoureas, N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitroureas and N-2-chloroethyl)-N-nitrocarbamates were synthesized by nitration following the reaction of the appropriate amines or alcohols with 2-chloroethyl isocyanate. All tested compounds exert cytotoxic effect with IC50 values of 10-4 to 10-6 M and most of them show somewhat higher cytotoxicity in nitrogen than in air. (C) 1999 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-909
Number of pages7
JournalAnti-Cancer Drugs
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999



  • Cytotoxicity
  • N-(2-chloroethyl)-N-nitro
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Cancer Research

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