Abstract¡ªA series of triaminotriazine derivatives (compounds 5a¨Cf, 6a¨Cx, and 7a¨Cg) was designed, synthesized, and evaluated for
their inhibition activities to colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines (HCT-116 and HT-29). Most of the synthesized compounds demonstrated
moderate anti-proliferatory effects on both HCT-116 and HT-29 cell lines at the concentration of 10 lM. The inhibitory
activities against HCT-116 and HT-29 cell lines were discussed to develop the structure¨Cactivity relationships of this new series.
Compounds 6l and 6o exhibited prominent inhibition activities toward HCT-116, with IC50s of 0.76 and 0.92 lM, respectively.
The in vivo antitumor studies and pharmacokinetics of compound 6l showed that it might be a promising new hit for further development
of antitumor agents.