Benzofuran as a promising scaffold for the synthesis of antimicrobial and antibreast cancer agents: A review

Ghadamali Khodarahmi, Parvin Asadi, Farshid Hassanzadeh, Elham Khodarahmi


Benzofuran as an important heterocyclic compound is extensively found in natural products as well as synthetic materials. Since
benzofuran drivatives display a diverse array of pharmacological activities, an interest in developing new biologically active agents
from benzofuran is still under consideration. This review highlights recent findings on biological activities of benzofuran derivatives
as antimicrobial and antibreast cancer agents and lays emphasis on the importance of benzofurans as a major source for drug design and development.


Key words: Benzofuran, antibacterial, anti breast cancer

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