Review Article | Volume: 11, Supplement 1, March, 2021

Chalcones: A review on synthesis and pharmacological activities

Kamya Goyal Rajwinder Kaur Anju Goyal Rajendra Awasthi   

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Published:  Feb 11, 2021

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2021.11s101

Chalcone is a privileged species with medicinal significance as it consists of reactive ketoethylenic moiety –CO– CH=CH– belonging to flavonoids. The presence of a reactive α, β-unsaturated carbonyl function in chalcone and its derivatives is the reason for its pharmacological activities. Chalcones exhibit a wide spectrum of pharmacological effects such as antioxidant, antibacterial, anthelmintic, antiulcer, antiviral, insecticidal, antiprotozoal, anticancer, antiinflammatory, antidiabetic, etc. Chalcones can be synthesized by Claisen–Schmidt’s condensation, Heck’s reaction, Suzuki’s reaction, etc. The purpose of this review is to focus on the methods of synthesis of chalcones and their versatile pharmacological activities.

Keyword:     Chalcone Claisen–Schmidt condensation anticancer antimicrobial antidiabetic.


Goyal K, Kaur R, Goyal A, Awasthi R. Chalcones: A review on synthesis and pharmacological activities. J Appl Pharm Sci, 2021; 11 (Supp 1):001–014.

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