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Thioethers: An Overview


M. İhsan Han and Ş. Güniz Küçükgüzel*   Pages 1 - 50 ( 50 )


Spreading rapidly in recent years, cancer has become one of the causes of the highest mor-tality rates after cardiovascular diseases. The reason for cancer development is still not clearly under-stood despite enormous research activities in this area. Scientists are now working on the biology of cancer, especially on the root cause of cancer development. The aim is to treat the cancer disease and thus cure the patients. The continuing efforts for the development of novel molecules as potential anti-cancer agents are essential for this purpose. The main aim of this review was to present a survey on the medicinal chemistry of thioethers and provide practical data on their cytotoxicities against various cancer cell lines. The research articles published between 2001-2020 were consulted to pre-pare this review article; however, patent literature has not been included. The thioether-containing heterocyclic compounds may emerge as a new class of potent and effective anti-cancer agents in the future.


Thioether, anticancer activity, antineoplastic, cytotoxicity, pharmacokinetics, cardiovascular diseases.


Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Erciyes University, Talas, 38050, Kayseri, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Marmara University, Haydarpaşa, 34668, İstanbul

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