Synthesis, characterization, and biological evaluation of indole aldehydes containing N-benzyl moiety

The present study describes the synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of N-benzyl indole aldehydes. The biological activities of the newly synthesized compounds were examined by investigating their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The potential of these compounds as an antioxidant was determined by 2,2-diphenylpicrylhydrazyl, Nitric oxide, Superoxide, peroxide radical scavenging methods. We found that aldehydes 4a, 4b, 4c, and 4e and shows promising in vitro DPPH scavenging antioxidant activity while aldehyde 4b and 4e show good in vitro anti-inflammatory activity.