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Molecules 2016, 21(11), 1563;

Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship of Cinnamaldehyde Compounds against Wood-Decaying Fungi

Key Laboratory of Bio-Based Material Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
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Academic Editor: Alessandro Pedretti
Received: 4 October 2016 / Revised: 8 November 2016 / Accepted: 9 November 2016 / Published: 17 November 2016
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Cinnamaldehyde, of the genius Cinnamomum, is a major constituent of the bark of the cinnamon tree and possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. In this study, we used best multiple linear regression (BMLR) to develop quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) models for cinnamaldehyde derivatives against wood-decaying fungi Trametes versicolor and Gloeophyllun trabeum. Based on the two optimal QSAR models, we then designed and synthesized two novel cinnamaldehyde compounds. The QSAR models exhibited good correlation coefficients: R2Tv = 0.910 for Trametes versicolor and R2Gt = 0.926 for Gloeophyllun trabeum. Small errors between the experimental and calculated values of two designed compounds indicated that these two QSAR models have strong predictability and stability. View Full-Text
Keywords: cinnamaldehyde; derivatives; QSAR models; design; wood-decaying fungi cinnamaldehyde; derivatives; QSAR models; design; wood-decaying fungi

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Yang, D.; Wang, H.; Yuan, H.; Li, S. Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship of Cinnamaldehyde Compounds against Wood-Decaying Fungi. Molecules 2016, 21, 1563.

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