In the present study, seven 2’,4’-dihydroxydihydrochalcone derivatives (compounds 3–9) were synthesized and their capacity as anti-Saprolegnia agents were evaluated against Saprolegnia parasitica, S. australis, S. diclina. Derivative 9 showed the best activity against the different strains, with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum oomyceticidal concentration (MOC) values between 100–175 µg/mL and 100–200 µg/mL, respectively, compared with bronopol and fluconazole as positive controls. In addition, compound 9 caused damage and disintegration cell membrane of all Saprolegnia strains over the action of commercial controls.
- Anti-Saprolegnia activity
- Oxyalkylated derivatives