Synthesis and Bioactivity of Benzothiazaphosphepines and Relevant Phosphonates as Antioxidant/Antidiabetic Agents

An efficient approach to a new series of benzothiazaphosphepines and their derived phosphonates in good yields (64–75%) was reported. The strategy relied on the reactions of the easily available 2-arylmethylene-aminobenzenethiols with different types of Wadsworth–Horner–Emmons (WHE) reagents in dimethylformamide (DMF)/lithium hydride (LiH) solution. All new compounds were bioscreened and showed, in vitro, moderate to good antioxidant and antidiabetic activities.