The biological activities of a family of novel, lipid-linked 13-membered-ring macro-dilactones are reported. These -macro-dilactones were synthesized by diacylation of functionalized diols, followed by ring-closing metathesis under conditions we had previously reported. Antimigratory, cytostatic and cytotoxic activities of the compounds against cancer cells were evaluated. Compound 13 was the most potent in the series, while compound 10 had the broadest concentration range of subtoxic antiproliferative activity. These compounds share common structural components, namely the -macro-dilactone templated by an octyl alpha-glucoside 4,6-diol.
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