Synthesis, Characterization, Antimicrobial and Antitumor Activities of Sucrose Octa(N-ethyl)carbamate

Maria Teresa Barros, Krasimira Todorova Markova Petrova, Cláudia D. Raposo, R.C. Calheta, Marina Sokovi􀀃, Isabel C. F. Ferreira

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Sucrose octa(N-ethyl)carbamate was synthesized directly from sucrose and ethyl isocyanate, and its structure was confirmed by various analytical methods, such as (1)H and (13)C NMR, FTIR, m.p., MS, and optical rotation. Its antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic activities were investigated. It exhibited strong inhibition against all bacteria tested, namely S. aureus (MIC 0.18±0.006), B. cereus (MIC 0.094±0.000), M. flavus (MIC 0.28±0.01), L. monocytogenes (MIC 0.18±0.006), P. aeruginosa (MIC 0.094±0.002), S. typhimurium (MIC 0.094±0.002), E. coli (MIC 0.18±0.006) and E. cloacae (MIC 0.18±0.006) and strong antifungal activity towards T. viride (MIC 0.09 ± 0.006), A. versicolor (MIC 0.18 ± 0.01), A. ochraceus (MIC 0.375 ± 0.01) and P. ochrochloron (MIC 0.375 ± 0.04). Furthermore, it showed moderate antitumor potential against human breast (GI50 357.20±14.12), colon (GI50 332.43±11.19) and cervical (GI50 282.67±3.97) cell lines and, more important, without hepatotoxicity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-29
Number of pages8
JournalJournal Of Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number1
Early online date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Biological activity
  • sucrose derivatization


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