Synthesis of Potential Antiviral Agents for SARS-CoV-2 Using Molecular Hybridization Approach

Kailey A. Wyman, Adel S. Girgis, Pragnakiran S. Surapaneni, Jade M. Moore, Noura M. Abo Shama, Sara H. Mahmoud, Ahmed Mostafa, Reham F. Barghash, Zou Juan, Radha D. Dobaria, Ahmad J. Almalki, Tarek S. Ibrahim, Siva S. Panda

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We synthesized a set of small molecules using a molecular hybridization approach with good yields. The antiviral properties of the synthesized conjugates against the SAR-CoV-2 virus were investigated and their cytotoxicity was also determined. Among all the synthesized conjugates, compound 9f showed potential against SARS-CoV-2 and low cytotoxicity. The conjugates’ selectivity indexes (SIs) were determined to correlate the antiviral properties and cytotoxicity. The observed biological data were further validated using computational studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5923
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 2022


  • SARS-CoV-2
  • healthcare
  • indole
  • molecular modeling
  • quinoline
  • rhodanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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