Condensation reaction of benzil with resorcinol and the establishment of the spectral data as well as cytotoxicity study


  • A. Kashem Liton Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342
  • M. Rabiul Islam Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342



Benzil, Cytotoxic, Resorcinol


Condensation of benzil, 1 with resorcinol in the presence of potassium carbonate at 110-120°C gave the mixture of the compounds. Using various kinds of separation technique only five types of the polymeric products, a1, a2, a3, a4 and a5 were isolated. The compounds a1, a4 showed high cytotoxic activity and the compounds a2, a3 and a5 showed relatively low cytotoxic activity against the brine shrimp lethality bioassay.



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How to Cite

Liton, A. K., and M. R. Islam. “Condensation Reaction of Benzil With Resorcinol and the Establishment of the Spectral Data As Well As Cytotoxicity Study”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 1, no. 2, Dec. 2006, pp. 58-63, doi:10.3329/bjp.v1i2.489.



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