Emergence of chloroquine (CQ) resistant Plasmodium falciparum strains necessitates discovery of inexpensive antimalarial drugs capable of targeting CQ-resistant strains. Towards this objective, herein we have synthesized and characterized naphthalene-Schiff bases or naphthalene-amine phenols. Among these compounds, 7 demonstrated a significant bioactivity with a half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 1.7 μM against CQ-resistant Dd2 strains.
- P. falciparum
- Schiff-base phenol