SYNTHESIS AND STUDIES OF ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF LANCEOLATIN B
Department of Chemistry, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi-6204, Bangladesh .
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Phytochemical studies of Pongamia pinnata showed an abundance of [2¢¢, 3¢¢: 7, 8]furanoflavone (lanceolatin B). Now, it has been synthesized from b-resacetophenone via chalcone precursor followed by the treatment of DMSO/I2, diphenyl sulphide and DDQ, respectively. The antibacterial activity of [2¢¢, 3¢¢: 7, 8]furanoflavone and its corresponding chalcone were tested by the disc diffusion method for antibacterial effects against Shigella dysenteriae, Salmonella typhi, Streptococcus-b-haemolyticus and Staphylococcus aureus.
Key words: Pongamia pinnata, lanceolatin B, antibacterial activity