In continuation to our search for new amino acid and peptide based anti-inflammatory agents, the suggestion, synthesis, structure elucidation of some N α -bis-dipicolinoyl amino acids, linear tetra and cyclic octa bridged peptides 1-9, of which four are new compounds 6-9, were herein realized. Accordingly, N α -bis-dipicolinoyl-L-leucine methyl ester 1, the corresponding acid 2, its bis-DL-norvalyl methyl ester homologue 3, the acid 4 and hydrazide 5 analogues were conventionally prepared. The tetrachlorophthalic acid hydrazine conjugate 6, anisaldehyde hydrazone 7, the benzenetetracarboxylic acid and naphthalenetetracarboxylic acid bis-L-leucyl-DL-norvalyl cyclic octa bridged peptides 8 and 9 respectively, were newly synthesized via condensation of the hydrazide 5 with the corresponding aldehyde or anhydride. The chromatographic, IR, NMR and mass spectral analysis confirmed the identities of the synthesized compounds. Comparable to the two reference antiinflammatory drugs indomethacin ® and voltaren ® (100%), the determined antiinflammatory potency of the candidates (carrageenan ® induced paw edema in rats) revealed a general significant activity (66 - 94%), except for the practically inactive 6 (∼1.5 % activity). In particular, the potency of the (N α -dipicolinoyl)-bis-L-leucyl-DL-norvalyl anisaldehyde hydrazone 7 was of 94 and 87%, comparable to the reference drugs. However, 7 also showed 58% protection against ulcer formation, comparable to null for indomethacin ® . Additionally, an acceptable acute toxicity was observed (LD 50 : 2833 mg/kg, comparable to 2700 and 2850 for indomethacin ® and voltaren ® respectively).