Background: This work reports synthesis and in vitro cholinesterase inhibitory activity of novel indole-isoxazole hybrids.
Method: The synthetic procedure was started from different ethyl 5-Arylisoxazole-3-carboxylate derivatives. Hydrolysis and reaction of the later compound with tryptamine afforded the desired products in good yields.
Conclusion: Among the synthesized compounds, N-(2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl)-5-(2-chlorophenyl) isoxazole-3-carboxamide (4b) showed the best anti-cholinesterase activity.
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