Heterocyclic Anti-Inflammatory Agents: A Guide for Medicinal Chemists

Coumarins and Their Derivatives as Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Author(s): Shivangi Sharma, Raman Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Shivendra Singh *

Pp: 208-230 (23)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815223460124010013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Coumarins are a diverse class of phytochemicals found in many human diets and have been shown to have various pharmacological actions. The chapter discusses the role of coumarins in disease prevention and treatment and their classification based on structure. It also highlights that the various schemes of coumarin possess antiinflammatory properties, making them a promising scaffold for the synthesis of a new class of anti-inflammatory drugs. Overall, this chapter provides valuable information on the potential use of coumarins as anti-inflammatory agents and their synthetic aspects. This book chapter focuses on the development of various possible potential anti-inflammatory molecules having a coumarin core. 

Keywords: Anti-inflammatory agents, Coumarins, heterocycle, organic compounds, organic synthesis.

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