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J Med Chem. 2006 Jul 27;49(15):4447-50.

Discovery of a new boron-containing antifungal agent, 5-fluoro-1,3-dihydro-1-hydroxy-2,1- benzoxaborole (AN2690), for the potential treatment of onychomycosis.

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  • 1Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc., 1060 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto, California 94303, USA.


A structure-activity relationship investigation for a more efficacious therapy to treat onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the toe and fingernails, led to the discovery of a boron-containing small molecule, 5-fluoro-1,3-dihydro-1-hydroxy-2,1-benzoxaborole (AN2690), which is currently in clinical trials for onychomycosis topical treatment.

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